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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)




March 24, 2016
KEARNEY, Neb. (April 4, 2016) – A partnership that’s empowered hundreds of people to give blood in support of patients in need is now in its 13th year. The annual NTV Blood Drive with the American Red Cross returns to Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings Monday, May 2.   
March 23, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.  
March 7, 2016
McCOOK, Neb. – Residents of McCook can help celebrate cancer survivor Darin Neben while supporting those in need by giving blood at the American Red Cross McCook community blood drive April 26-27.   Darin, from Culbertson, struggled with discomfort and pain for nearly two years, but...
March 7, 2016
SHENANDOAH, Iowa – The American Red Cross and Shenandoah Assembly of God are teaming up to host a blood drive Friday, March 25, from noon to 6 p.m. at 705 6th Ave.   “The idea to hold this blood drive came to me while I was preparing for Easter service,” said Pastor Chuck...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
March 1, 2016
PAPILLION, Neb. – A Papillion family is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a second year to honor the memory of their son while helping others still in need. The Henry Seretta Memorial Blood Drive is Saturday, April 16; just two days after Henry would have turned 2.  
March 1, 2016
LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its annual spring blood drive with the American Red Cross and the Nebraska Community Blood Bank April 4-7. The event gives students, faculty and community members a chance to help make a difference for patients across the state....