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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)

 

 

 

 
July 14, 2016
  Beloved volunteer retires from Red Cross Jo Smith has volunteered for 30 years  
July 14, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY, July 14, 2016 — The American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are working to increase blood donations this spring and summer by offering free access passes to the Music Saves Lives VIP area at the Vans Warped Tour to all those who come to give blood at participating blood...
July 6, 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 21, 2016
Special blood drive held in honor of West Jordan Police Officer Cory Jensen West Jordan police, firefighters and community encouraged to give blood
May 25, 2016
  Stan Voshell visits the American Red Cross Boise blood donation center more than once a month to donate platelets. On Wednesday, May 25, he donated platelets again and reached a milestone total of 50 gallons having donated 400 times. Voshell began donating blood to help a co-worker who had a...
May 25, 2016
  The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
March 24, 2016
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.S. population has type O negative blood...
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.
January 26, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an...