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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

 

 

 

 
January 29, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – Tori Kowal first donated blood at her school on what happened to be her 16th birthday – January 18, 2013. She had seen her grandparents battle cancer and had witnessed a car accident in which the victims needed blood. Rolling up a sleeve seemed like a natural way to...
January 20, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The need for blood is constant, and it’s a reality young Emily Stephenson knows very well. That’s why the family of this Bellevue 2-year-old is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in her honor on Tuesday, Jan. 27 along with a virtual blood...
January 14, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 in memory of Sheilia Cramer, a local blood recipient who battled cancer for several years.
January 7, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.  
December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Kenzie McCoy of Lincoln celebrated her fourth birthday this week. Like so many girls her age, Kenzie is energetic, she is a proud big sister and loves everything about the movie Frozen, but unlike most of her friends, Kenzie is facing the fight of her life.  
December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Christmas day two years ago was supposed to be spent celebrating inside their new home in Omaha, but it didn’t turn out that way for the Hacker family. On Dec. 12, 2012, 10-year-old Lauren “Lolo” Hacker was diagnosed with leukemia, marking the start of a nearly...
December 3, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — Selfless. Passionate. Giving. Strong. Encouraging. That’s only the start of how to describe Nadine Kenkel and her unceasing commitment to support the American Red Cross, ignite her community and neighbors, and help save lives, even as she fought for her own.
December 2, 2014
OMAHA, Neb.  — This holiday season, the American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to give something that means something by donating blood in honor of local college student and cancer survivor Rachel Berreckman on Dec. 3 in Holdrege.  
November 13, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
November 5, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. - Blood donors from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska can get a taste of the holiday season starting Nov. 8 when the American Red Cross teams up with Baker’s, Russ's Market, Hy-Vee and Village Inn for 18 special blood drives during the month of November.