Newsroom Archive

Central Plains Blood Services Region

May 4, 2017
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Three-year-old Jaden Perona loves the color red, building with his Mega Bloks and riding his battery-powered four-wheeler. In order to enjoy his favorite things, Jaden needs twice-weekly injections to help control severe hemophilia, a condition that severely reduces his...
May 4, 2017
While protecting and serving the community, members of the Topeka Police and Fire Departments see the need for blood firsthand. To help raise awareness of the ongoing need for blood, Topeka’s first responders will be partnering with the American Red Cross for the inaugural Topeka Red Cross...
April 19, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...
April 19, 2017
The family of Blake Forsyth invites the Yates Center community to join them again this year to honor the memory of their son by giving blood at an American Red Cross blood drive planned for April 24 from 11:45 a.m to 6 p.m. at Yates Center High School,185 W. Bell.
April 4, 2017
April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross encourages University of Kansas students, faculty and staff to give blood during the annual spring blood drive April xx-xx. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Volunteer donors are the...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and...
March 16, 2017
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and help save a life by donating blood during the annual spring blood drive March 27-30.
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 21, 2017
Hannah Soderstrom is a happy 14-year-old Maize Junior High School student who loves dance and theater. Unlike others her age, Hannah is also a blood recipient, having received more than 10 transfusions during recent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.