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Lewis and Clark 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 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

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

Tammy Nakamura, External Communications Manager 
385-249-4036 (c) | 801-327-8122 (o)

 

 

 

 
September 19, 2016
  (Sept. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is...
September 7, 2016
  During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need. Blood donors may be helping patients like 11-year-old Martin Mwita who has sickle cell disease. His body doesn’...
August 31, 2016
The Heidcamp Family When the attacks occurred on the World Trade Center complex on Sept. 11, 2001, pandemonium occurred as people rushed in all directions – some to escape harm, some to help rescue efforts and some trying to locate loved ones. Not knowing if those they cared about were safe...
August 31, 2016
Laura, Caroline and Mary Ogonowski lost their father, Capt. John Ogonowski, on Sept. 11, 2001, when the plane he was piloting, American Airlines Flight 11, was hijacked and crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
August 30, 2016
  The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red...
August 25, 2016
Your platelet donation is significant. Read this story about Robyn.  http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Donate-Platelets-to-Help-Patients-Like-Five-Year-Old-Robyn
August 25, 2016
  (Aug. 25) — Students, staff, alumni and fans of Weber State University and Utah State University will roll up their sleeves and donate blood for the annual blood battle between the two schools. “The school with the most blood donations will have bragging rights for a full year,...
August 25, 2016
    (Aug. 24, 2016) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
July 26, 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 14, 2016
  Beloved volunteer retires from Red Cross Jo Smith has volunteered for 30 years