Printable Version

Newsroom

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

 

 

 

 
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 21, 2016
Gina Cyza was a vibrant and active woman. The mother of two young daughters was an avid runner, having completed many half marathons. She shared her love of running by serving as a coach for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that helps build confidence and camaraderie in young women through running....
November 14, 2016
The American Red Cross, Village Inn and Baker’s are partnering to help Omaha sweeten the giving season and encourage donors to give blood at the annual Village Inn and Baker’s Pie Drives in November.    As the holiday season begins, blood donations decline, but the need for...
October 27, 2016
Carley Nelson of North Bend helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her lifesaving efforts. As part of the Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program, the University of Nebraska-Kearney student hosted a blood drive at the...
October 27, 2016
MaryEll Kohl of Surprise helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her lifesaving efforts. As part of the Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program, the Shelby-Rising City High School senior hosted a blood drive at the...
September 19, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.    Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,...
September 1, 2016
For the seventh year, North Platte-area firefighters and law enforcement 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. 8.   
August 31, 2016
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some wear uniforms, while others do not. The American Red Cross invites Omaha to honor both the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and heroes in the community by helping save a life at the upcoming Honor Our Heroes blood drive Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alley V,...
August 30, 2016
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and...