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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

 

 

 

 
November 9, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. – The American Red Cross encourages McCook area residents to #GiveWithMeaning, and help save lives by giving blood this holiday season. The McCook Holiday Blood Drive in honor of Abby Sedlacek is Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30.  
November 9, 2015
WAUNETA, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the Wauneta community are teaming up to honor the memory of longtime blood donor and volunteer Jackie Kennedy with a blood drive in her name Tuesday, Dec. 15.  
November 5, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. – Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Gateway Mall are helping make the Lincoln Holiday Blood Drive bigger than ever. This year, Lincoln area residents will have the chance to help save lives at three locations on Tuesday, Dec. 22.  
November 5, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The American Red Cross, GI Family Radio, and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center encourage residents of the tri-cities to #GiveWithMeaning, and help save lives by giving blood before the new year. The annual Tri-cities Holiday Blood Drive is in Grand Island,...
November 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross, KETV NewsWatch 7 and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center encourage Omaha metro residents to #GiveWithMeaning, and help save lives by giving blood this holiday season. The annual Holiday Blood Drive returns to Omaha and Council Bluffs on Monday...
October 30, 2015
NORFOLK, Neb. — Giving blood is easy as pie when Norfolk residents join the American Red Cross, the Norfolk Police Department and Perkins at a special blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 25.  
October 27, 2015
OMAHA¸ Neb. — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.   RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history...
October 26, 2015
FREMONT, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the Fremont community are teaming up to honor the memory of a longtime blood donor, Max Christensen, with blood drives held in his name Nov. 16, 17 and 21.  
October 21, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Donating blood is easy as pie this November. The American Red Cross, Village Inn and Baker’s are encouraging donors to get a jump start on the giving season by donating blood at the annual Village Inn and Baker’s Pie Drives Nov. 14-26.  
October 12, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska students in Albion, Schuyler and Unadilla have taken home three of the ten scholarships awarded nationwide through the American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program. The students won a combined $5,000 for hosting successful Red Cross blood drives over the summer. Now,...