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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) 




September 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and help save a life by donating during the annual fall blood drive scheduled Sept. 27 – Sept. 30. Organizers hope to collect 600 pints of blood during the four-day drive. Giving blood is a simple...
September 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with the University of Kansas to host its annual fall blood drive Sept. 26-30. The Red Cross and blood drive organizers are hoping to collect 270 donations at this year’s annual drive. “We’re looking forward to once again being on the KU campus...
September 20, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
July 26, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the...
July 20, 2016
Rose Hill Middle School student Reese Naylor just turned 13 and enjoys baking cupcakes with her best friend. When she was 4, Reese was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, and at 10, myelodysplastic syndrome. She has undergone many treatments including two bone marrow transplants, many rounds...