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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 1600's to the present

 

Media Contact

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

Katie Marshall, External Communications Manager 
Midwest Blood Services Region
(402) 810-6276 (p) (402) 321-3576 (c)
katie.marshall@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
August 28, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – 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.  
August 19, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — For the sixth year, North Platte-area first responders will team up with the American Red Cross and Huskeradio to help save lives during the Battle of the Badges blood drive. The friendly competition is Thursday, Sept. 10, just before the National Day of Service. ...
August 19, 2015
COLUMBUS, Neb. — As the American Red Cross faces an urgent need for blood donors, Sammy’s Superheroes is calling on its supporters to help meet the need by donating blood on Aug. 29 in Columbus.  
August 17, 2015
FALLS CITY, Neb. — Thirteen-year-old Hailey Dorste is a happy, healthy eighth grader who understands the importance of blood donation all too well. This is why her family, the Falls City community and the American Red Cross are teaming up to hold two upcoming blood drives in her name.  
August 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily...
July 24, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — 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 fifth annual Let It Bleed blood drive coming to Omaha and Council Bluffs...
July 24, 2015
KEARNEY, Neb. – 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, Holdrege and Kearney on Aug. 5.  
July 8, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Eleven-year-old Femi Tevoedjre of Papillion has overcome tremendous trials in her short life, yet she remains perseverant, joyful and energetic. As a way of celebrating her spirit and health, Femi’s family and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive in...
June 29, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.  
June 25, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. — The American Red Cross and Super Saver stores are teaming up to celebrate the holiday weekend by helping save lives. Five Super Saver locations will be hosting blood drives on July 2 and 3.