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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)




June 22, 2015
YORK, Neb. — The community blood drive scheduled for June 23 in York, Neb. has been relocated to St. Joseph Catholic Church due to issues with the air conditioning at the York City Auditorium.   Those who already have appointments are asked to arrive at St. Joseph’s at their...
June 15, 2015
HOLDREGE, Neb. — Grayson Popple was just 4 years old in 2012. After a day of not feeling well, his mother took him to the doctor where Grayson was diagnosed with the flu. Over the next few days Grayson’s health continued to decline, so it was back to the doctor’s office.  
June 8, 2015
KEARNEY, Neb. – As a teacher, blood donor, philanthropist and volunteer extraordinaire, Margene Holtze generously shared her time and many talents. Now, the American Red Cross and the community of Cambridge will honor Holtze by holding a blood drive in her name on Wednesday, July 29.  
June 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – This month, the American Red Cross and the community of Humboldt have almost 3,500 reasons to celebrate as they mark the tenth anniversary of blood drives together. The Red Cross will recognize the loyal donors, volunteers and students during a special blood drive...