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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)




May 28, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – Tim and Erin Seretta call him their little monster. Baby Henry was a happy six month old who smiled, laughed and shared his love with everyone he met. Now, Henry’s parents are partnering with the American Red Cross to continue their little monster’s mission of being...
May 27, 2015
GRETNA, Neb. – As Independence Day nears, Americans will begin planning countless activities to celebrate – barbecues, baseball games, fireworks, and time with family and friends. But for those who are hospitalized, there’s a need that can only be fulfilled by generous blood...
May 22, 2015
LA VISTA, Neb. – The Roux family of La Vista are once again partnering with the American Red Cross to honor the life of a child lost too soon. The third annual blood drive in memory of Blake Roux will be held Saturday, June 27.  
May 21, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.  
May 18, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross and the families of Lauren Hacker and Oliver Fangman are joining forces to help raise awareness of the need for blood to help ensure an adequate supply over the summer. A blood drive in Lauren and Oliver’s honor will be held Saturday, June 13.  
May 15, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The American Red Cross and the Nebraska Danger football team are joining forces to help save lives by holding a blood drive Saturday, May 23 at the Heartland Events Center, just hours before the Danger’s home game against the Colorado Ice.  
May 13, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – It’s a party with a purpose on Friday, June 5 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 and WOWT NBC Omaha....
May 13, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – Be a hero this Memorial Weekend! It’s as easy as pie when you donate blood with the American Red Cross at one of six Baker’s Supermarket Pie Drive locations on Saturday, May 23 or Sunday, May 24.   The simple act of donating blood can have a big impact this...
April 23, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – NTV is teaming up with the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood during the 12th annual NTV Blood Drive scheduled for Monday, May 4.
April 10, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – The American Red Cross and the American Legion Auxiliary are teaming up to help honor longtime auxiliary member and Red Cross volunteer, Patsy Martin, who died in Aug. 2013 after battling ALS. A special blood drive will be held in Martin’s name on Monday, April 13 in...