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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

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

Kimberly Houk, External Communications Manager 
Arizona & Lewis and Clark Blood Services Region
(801) 327-8157 (p) (801) 505-8956 (c) 




March 9, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Mar. 9) — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.  
February 19, 2015
  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 18) — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive.   Since 1943, every president has designated March...
January 7, 2015
  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 1) — 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 blood drives.  
December 11, 2014
  POCATELLO, Ida. — Ray VanMinsel has been a consistent blood donor in his community. One year ago, he found himself on the receiving end of those donations. He received nearly 100 blood and platelet pints between January and April of 2014, after he was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia....
December 10, 2014
  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Come join us for our 15th Annual "Reach Out Utah" blood drive on Dec. 16 from 6am-6pm. Fox 13’s Big Budha will be broadcasting live along with 97.1’s popular D.J., A.J. All presenting donors will receive a long sleeved black t-shirt....
November 25, 2014
  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 25) — 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 another holiday season with family and...
November 25, 2014
  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600...
October 6, 2014
  During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross blood drives and donation...