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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)




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.  
April 6, 2016
BLAIR, Neb. – The American Red Cross and River Country 97.3 KBLR are teaming up to help save lives during the second Country in Your Blood blood drive Monday, May 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, 2005 Davis Drive.  
March 29, 2016
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.  – The annual Bloodhounds Blood Drive returns to North Platte for a 13th year on Wednesday, April 13. For the past 12 years, the combined efforts of the American Red Cross and Noon Rotary Club members have empowered hundreds of people to give blood, potentially helping...
March 24, 2016
KEARNEY, Neb. (April 4, 2016) – A partnership that’s empowered hundreds of people to give blood in support of patients in need is now in its 13th year. The annual NTV Blood Drive with the American Red Cross returns to Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings Monday, May 2.   
March 23, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.  
March 7, 2016
McCOOK, Neb. – Residents of McCook can help celebrate cancer survivor Darin Neben while supporting those in need by giving blood at the American Red Cross McCook community blood drive April 26-27.   Darin, from Culbertson, struggled with discomfort and pain for nearly two years, but...
March 7, 2016
SHENANDOAH, Iowa – The American Red Cross and Shenandoah Assembly of God are teaming up to host a blood drive Friday, March 25, from noon to 6 p.m. at 705 6th Ave.   “The idea to hold this blood drive came to me while I was preparing for Easter service,” said Pastor Chuck...