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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)
jan.hale@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
May 2, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross and Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service urge eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.
April 21, 2016
Following a gunshot wound in August 2015, Haysville Middle School counselor Julie Dombo received 38 blood transfusions. She spent 114 days in three different hospitals on her road to recovery, which continues today.  Haysville Middle School students, faculty and staff will host an American Red...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and give blood during the annual spring blood drive March 28-31. Giving blood is a simple way to put Kansas State’s spirit of service into action and help save lives. The goal for the four-day...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 5, 2016
Cade Schroeder is a typical 4 year old who loves to play, especially superheroes. He always has a smile on his face, despite the fact that he’s undergoing treatment for lymphoblastic leukemia. Cade’s resiliency and determination will be honored at a special American Red Cross blood...
January 27, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
November 30, 2015
Local law enforcement, firefighters and EMS will once again “battle” to see who can bring in the most blood and platelet donors at the 21st annual American Red Cross Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to encourage community members to join...
November 19, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.