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)




May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 15, 2017
Get ready to Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve with the American Red Cross, Omaha’s Greatest Hits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT NBC Omaha. Now in its 24th year, the longest-running special event blood drive in the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region returns this year with two opportunities to give...
May 9, 2017
Ellie Miller sees the effect of blood donation firsthand. As a radiologic technologist, patient care is her favorite part of her job. To honor her patients and others in need of blood transfusions, she forgoes a party and presents on her birthday and instead throws an American Red Cross blood drive...
April 25, 2017
The American Red Cross and Real Country 97.3 KBLR are partnering to help save lives during the third annual Country in Your Blood drive. This year eligible blood donors will have two opportunities to give – Saturday, May 6, at Blair City Hall and Monday, May 15, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic...
April 21, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.   According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...