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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

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

Danielle Ray, External Communications Manager 
Greater Oark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



February 23, 2015
Severe winter weather causes the cancellation of nearly 900 blood donations   (Feb. 25, 2015) — As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help...
February 10, 2015
Remembering Hannah Grace at a lifesaving event   LOWELL, Ark. (Feb. 11, 2015) — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Hannah Grace Cumby, a little girl who died from cancer in 2009 when she was just 4 years old. Family, friends and everyone in the community is...
February 4, 2015
Company employees donate more than 2,000 pints of blood   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2015) — The American Red Cross recognizes Dassault Falcon Jet of Little Rock for their outstanding commitment to help save lives through blood donation. The company’s employees have made a total of...
January 29, 2015
2nd Annual Memorial Blood Drive for Will McGary   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 27, 2015) — The American Red Cross is remembering a fallen hero at the 2nd Annual Memorial Blood Drive for Will McGary.   Officer McGary died in the line of duty on Feb. 1, 2013.
January 6, 2015
Donate blood in memory of Robert Laws   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 6, 2015) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the city of Jacksonville for a special Battle of the Badges blood drive in memory of Robert Laws. The Jacksonville Police and Fire departments will compete to see who can...
January 6, 2015
Resolve to give blood or platelets, and encourage others, during National Blood Donor Month   (Jan. 6, 2014) — 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...
December 17, 2014
Make becoming a blood donor one of your New Year’s resolutions   Little Rock, Ark. (Dec. 29, 2014) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with KARN News Radio, Power 92, B98.5, Alice 107.7 and the Museum of Discovery to provide potentially lifesaving donations for patients in need...
December 16, 2014
2015 Drive for Life set for Jan. 16-18   Jonesboro, Ark. (Dec. 16, 2014) — KAIT Region 8 News will start the New Year on a lifesaving mission; to provide blood to patients in need. In January, the station will partner with the American Red Cross for the 2015 Drive for Life, a blood drive...
November 20, 2014
Give something that means something and help save a life   (Nov. 20, 2014) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need...
November 17, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 13, 2014) – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane...