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Midwest

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

 

 

 

 
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 13, 2017
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. 2.  
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 15, 2017
Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease rely on blood transfusions every day. Over the past six years, Z-92, CD 105.9 and KMTV 3 News Now have helped meet the need by sponsoring the Let...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 15, 2017
Get ready to Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve with the American Red Cross, Omaha’s Greatest Hits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT NBC Omaha. Now in its 24th year, the longest-running special event blood drive in the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region returns this year with two opportunities to give...
May 9, 2017
Ellie Miller sees the effect of blood donation firsthand. As a radiologic technologist, patient care is her favorite part of her job. To honor her patients and others in need of blood transfusions, she forgoes a party and presents on her birthday and instead throws an American Red Cross blood drive...