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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

 

 

 

 
October 9, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The American Red Cross has implemented a new schedule for platelet donations at the Grand Island Blood Donation Center to better meet the needs of local donors and hospitals across the region.  
September 15, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Nebraska are celebrating a “heroic homecoming” this September by rolling up their sleeves to be everyday heroes for those in need here in Lincoln, across the state of Nebraska and potentially across the country....
September 15, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the community of McCook are teaming up to honor the memory of a longtime blood donor and recipient. The life and contributions of Robert Cappel will be celebrated with two blood drives Oct. 27 and 28.  
September 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  — The American Red Cross, St. John Vianney Catholic Church and the Kohles family are keeping with their tradition of honoring two local blood recipients by hosting a blood drive in their names.   Megan Kohles was just 3-years-old when she was diagnosed with...
September 3, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.  
September 1, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — North Platte-area first responders will team up with the American Red Cross and Huskeradio to help save lives during the sixth annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 10, just before the National Day of Service.    “Giving blood is...
September 1, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.  
August 28, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
August 19, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — For the sixth year, North Platte-area first responders will team up with the American Red Cross and Huskeradio to help save lives during the Battle of the Badges blood drive. The friendly competition is Thursday, Sept. 10, just before the National Day of Service. ...
August 19, 2015
COLUMBUS, Neb. — As the American Red Cross faces an urgent need for blood donors, Sammy’s Superheroes is calling on its supporters to help meet the need by donating blood on Aug. 29 in Columbus.