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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:

Joe Zydlo, External Communications Manager
Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (o)│(314) 422-8613 (c)
joe.zydlo@redcross.org
 

 

 

 
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 29, 2016
JONESBORO, Ar. — American Red Cross blood donor Shaun Brennan will be inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation. The Red Cross will team up...
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 4, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State students, alumni, faculty and the Springfield community are encouraged to roll up a sleeve at the American Red Cross and Delta Chi Fraternity annual Missouri State University blood drive, Tuesday, Nov 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....
October 14, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five days of...
October 6, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ar. — The American Red Cross and Sprint are partnering up on a Platelet Awareness Campaign in the month of October. To kick it off they are encouraging Little Rock area residents to donate blood and platelets this Friday, October 7 at the Red Cross Donor Center at 401 S Monroe St...
July 25, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet 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...
July 5, 2016
 The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 7, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.