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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 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.