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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)




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.  
June 23, 2015
FREMONT, Neb. — The American Red Cross is happy to once again honor blood recipient Drake Hegy by hosting a blood drive in his honor Saturday, June 27.  
June 22, 2015
YORK, Neb. — The community blood drive scheduled for June 23 in York, Neb. has been relocated to St. Joseph Catholic Church due to issues with the air conditioning at the York City Auditorium.   Those who already have appointments are asked to arrive at St. Joseph’s at their...
June 15, 2015
HOLDREGE, Neb. — Grayson Popple was just 4 years old in 2012. After a day of not feeling well, his mother took him to the doctor where Grayson was diagnosed with the flu. Over the next few days Grayson’s health continued to decline, so it was back to the doctor’s office.  
June 8, 2015
KEARNEY, Neb. – As a teacher, blood donor, philanthropist and volunteer extraordinaire, Margene Holtze generously shared her time and many talents. Now, the American Red Cross and the community of Cambridge will honor Holtze by holding a blood drive in her name on Wednesday, July 29.  
June 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – This month, the American Red Cross and the community of Humboldt have almost 3,500 reasons to celebrate as they mark the tenth anniversary of blood drives together. The Red Cross will recognize the loyal donors, volunteers and students during a special blood drive...
May 28, 2015
COLUMBUS, Neb. – Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KLIR. The annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive returns to Columbus on June 18 and 19.  
May 28, 2015
SHENANDOAH, Iowa — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, June 15 in memory of Karen Wright, who passed away last June, but is remembered as a dedicated teacher as well as a long time officer at Central Surveys in Shenandoah.   Wright valiantly fought breast cancer. After...
May 28, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and 94 Rock. The annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive returns to Norfolk on June 9 and 10.