Newsroom

Central Plains Blood Services Region

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.

 

Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Jan Hale, External Communications Manager 
Central Plains & Southwest Blood Services Region
(918) 344-0720 (p) (918) 344-0720 (c)
jan.hale@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
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.