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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)




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.  
February 24, 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, Mar. 7 at the Heartland Events Center, just hours before the Danger’s home opener.  
February 19, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.   “Everyday heroes help those in need in Nebraska and southwest Iowa,” said Jill Orton, Region Executive. “They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people...
February 18, 2015
CLEARWATER, Neb. – The American Red Cross and the family of Gary Snodgrass invite Clearwater area donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood on Thursday, Feb. 19.   A community-minded family man, Snodgrass was known for his strong work ethic and his giving spirit. He was diagnosed with...