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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

 

 

 

 
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.   
June 20, 2016
Four years ago, Ashley Popple took her son, Grayson, to the doctor after he complained of feeling ill. The doctor diagnosed Grayson with the flu and sent the Popples home. Over the next few days, Grayson’s health continued to decline and he returned to the doctor.  
June 16, 2016
For the fourth year in a row, Jenny and Carl Roux are hosting an  American Red Cross blood drive in memory of their son, Blake.   Blake was born with a rare chromosomal disorder and needed surgery immediately after he was born. He received blood several times during his short life, and...
June 10, 2016
The American Red Cross encourages the Blue Hill community to help save lives by giving blood in honor of local resident, Pam Niemeyer at the community blood drive Wednesday, June 17.   In June 2015, Niemeyer was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then she has received several blood...
June 8, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.   
June 8, 2016
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, June 10, in memory of Paul Beranek, who lost his second battle with cancer in December. Beranek made a tremendous impact in the community as a teacher, coach, mentor and friend.   Beranek, better known as “Coach B,” led Ravenna...
May 24, 2016
It’s a party with a purpose on Friday, June 3, as the longest running special event blood drive in the American Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region returns. Get ready to Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve with the Red Cross, Superhits 99.9 KGOR, WOWT NBC Omaha, and Suburban Propane.  
May 23, 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.  
May 17, 2016
  The family of Harvey Sutton is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in celebration of Sutton’s one year anniversary with a new heart. The blood drive is Saturday, May 28 from noon to 5 p.m. at 608 S. 156th Ave. It’s been quite a year for Sutton who literally had a change in...