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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:

Samantha Pollard, External Communications Manager
Midwest Blood Services Region

(402) 321-3576 (c)
samantha.pollard@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
July 28, 2016
Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and Classic Hits 98.9 KKPR. The annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive returns to Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Holdrege on Aug. 3.   
July 28, 2016
Sammy’s Superheroes is partnering with the American Red Cross to call on its supporters to donate blood on Aug. 6.   
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 20, 2016
Femi Tevoedjre has overcome tremendous trials in her short life. At just 9 years old, Femi was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and was placed on the waiting list for a transplant. Her medical care included several blood transfusions. She received the gift of a new heart in July 2014....
July 12, 2016
Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross, KHUB, 105.5, and River Country 97.3. The annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive returns to Fremont July 16, 18 and 19.    All who come out to donate will receive a...
July 6, 2016
Join Dr. San Guinary in helping to save lives this summer by donating blood at the O Comic Con in Council Bluffs on Saturday, July 9.    O Comic Con attendees made last year's drive a huge success, meeting the day’s goal with hours to spare. Those who come out to donate this...
July 6, 2016
This isn’t your ordinary blood drive. Live rock music, concert footage from some of the best bands to ever grace the rock scene, special refreshments and incentives fit for a star all make up the sixth annual Let It Bleed blood drive coming to Omaha and Council Bluffs Friday, Aug. 12. ...
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 27, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall to celebrate the holiday weekend by helping save lives. Nebraska Crossing will host the Red, White and You blood drive on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall, 21209 Nebraska Crossing...
June 20, 2016
The Stephenson family knows the importance of blood donation all too well, which is why they are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in honor of their daughter, Emily, on Tuesday, June 28.