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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:

Natividad Lewis, External Communications Manager 
971-601-0351 (c) | 503-528-5731 (o)

 

 

 

 
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
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 30, 2016
Red Cross and FOX 13 team up to help support patients Dec. 13 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 30, 2016) — Being a hero isn’t out of reach for those who give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross at the 17th annual FOX 13 Reach Out Utah Blood Drive. Help save a life by donating blood...
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...
October 21, 2016
The American Red Cross and KBER 101 FM want you to roll up a sleeve and donate blood at the annual Halloween Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center, 6616 S. 900 E. The event is in its fourth year, and KBER’s Mick and Allen...
October 18, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Richland 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...
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’...