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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 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...
March 31, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – Everyday thousands of people roll up a sleeve and volunteer to help save lives with the American Red Cross. Many of these donors make it a regular practice, but few can say they’re as committed to the cause as Keith Gentrup of Omaha.  
March 20, 2015
KEARNEY, Neb. – The family of Deon Fiene is teaming up with the American Red Cross to honor their late father and husband while also helping patients in need. Fiene’s teenage daughter, Leslee, has taken the lead in organizing a blood drive in her father’s memory on Tuesday, April...
March 16, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The American Red Cross and the North Platte Noon Rotary Club are teaming up once again to help save lives during the annual Bloodhounds Blood Drive. This year’s event will benefit not only patients in need of blood, but other local groups as well.  
March 11, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.  
March 2, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – The American Red Cross and River Country 97.3 KBLR are teaming up to help save lives during the Country in Your Blood Drive on Monday, March 9.   It doesn’t take much to be a star – just about an hour of time set aside for a blood donation can help save up...
March 2, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – The American Red Cross invites eligible donors to roll up a sleeve Wednesday, March 18 in honor of loyal volunteer and blood recipient Kay Frey who will soon be leaving her post as Bern’s blood drive coordinator.  
February 25, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross, the Omaha Lancers hockey team and Ralston Arena are teaming up to help save lives by holding a blood drive Sunday, March 8.  It’s the second time this season that the arena and team will host a blood drive with the Red Cross.