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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 

 

 

 

 
March 19, 2015
Mulvane residents are invited to donate blood at the upcoming community drive March 28 in honor of longtime multigallon blood donor, Terry Donovan. Until his lung cancer diagnosis in August 2014, Donovan was a dedicated blood donor. While he continues to undergo treatment, Donovan is encouraging...
March 19, 2015
Once again, Jordan LaFond’s family is choosing to honor his memory by announcing the fourth annual Jordan LaFond Memorial Blood Drive. The drive will be held at the American Red Cross Hays Blood Donation Center from March 24-April 4. Jordan lived just 34 days and received numerous...
March 10, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in...
March 4, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross...
February 19, 2015
The American Red Cross of Midway Kansas is excited to celebrate 100 Years of being in our community. During this special time, the Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Kansas”, said Jill Orton, Region...
February 6, 2015
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February. Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping...
February 3, 2015
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged...
January 19, 2015
Every day, the public relies on the courageous service of first responders as they help during emergencies and keep dangerous criminals off the streets. But these heroes also look to the local communities they serve for partners in helping save lives. At various drives around the Hutchinson area,...
January 7, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 23, 2014
 Barb Keller, a longtime blood donor, has also volunteered her time at American Red Cross blood drives for more than 20 years. She has welcomed thousands of blood donors over this time with a smile. Now fighting cancer, Chanute residents are invited to donate blood in honor of  Barb and...