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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Laurie Nehring, Communications Program Director
Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(618) 303-2777 (c) 



April 26, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.   Each year, trauma accounts for approximately...
March 23, 2016
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — 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....
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 11, 2016
  EL DORADO, Ark. — The American Red Cross is joining six El Dorado-area banks to help save lives by holding a blood drive Feb. 25. The Red Cross will be joined by Bancorp South, Southern Bancorp, First Financial Bank, Simmons Bank, Regions Bank and Smackover State Bank at the El Dorado...
January 29, 2016
  LOUISBURG, Mo. — The American Red Cross is joining the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Louisburg and family and friends of Marty Stokesberry in inviting the Louisburg community to give blood in Stokesberry’s honor on Feb. 12. Like many cancer patients, Stokesberry receives blood...