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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 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...
April 25, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.   Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41...
April 20, 2016
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – The American Red Cross and B103 are teaming up  to help save lives during Nebraska City’s first Country in Your Blood blood drive Monday, May 16 and Thursday, May 19.  
April 11, 2016
FREMONT, Neb. — The Hegy family will host their annual summer blood drive in honor of 7-year-old Drake on Saturday, June 25, from 7 a.m. to noon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E. Military Ave.  
April 11, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. – Baker’s stores across the Omaha metro are joining the American Red Cross to give everyday heroes a chance to help save lives this Memorial Day weekend. Six Baker’s locations will host blood drives May 28-29.  
April 11, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. — 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.