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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)
samantha.pollard@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 21, 2016
Gina Cyza was a vibrant and active woman. The mother of two young daughters was an avid runner, having completed many half marathons. She shared her love of running by serving as a coach for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that helps build confidence and camaraderie in young women through running....
November 14, 2016
The American Red Cross, Village Inn and Baker’s are partnering to help Omaha sweeten the giving season and encourage donors to give blood at the annual Village Inn and Baker’s Pie Drives in November.    As the holiday season begins, blood donations decline, but the need for...
October 27, 2016
Carley Nelson of North Bend helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her lifesaving efforts. As part of the Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program, the University of Nebraska-Kearney student hosted a blood drive at the...
October 27, 2016
MaryEll Kohl of Surprise helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her lifesaving efforts. As part of the Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program, the Shelby-Rising City High School senior hosted a blood drive at the...