Newsroom Archive


July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply. 
June 28, 2016
EDINA, Mo. — Randy Gossman devoted his life to his community. He was a deacon and church board member at the Edina Christian Church, a member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner. He also helped his community by donating blood, and before his death in 2010, was...
June 7, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Missouri — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.  
June 1, 2016
Step up to the plate at the 13th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and Red Cross team up to help save lives June 14-15  
May 24, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 26, 2016
ST. LOUIS — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.   Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41...
March 23, 2016
  ST. LOUIS— The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.   Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S....
March 21, 2016
  COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will team up April 4-6 for the 27th annual Spring Blood Drive. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a Spring Blood Drive T-shirt featuring this year’s slogan, ‘The Gift of Life.’  
March 17, 2016
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The American Red Cross is joining Team Stryker, the Kiwanis Club and the family of Stryker Anderson in honoring Stryker’s brief life with a blood drive in his memory. Donors will have the opportunity to remember Stryker and help other patients in need during the...
March 9, 2016
  O’FALLON, Mo. — While many students were enjoying a holiday break from school this winter, Sophia Kamanzi of O’Fallon was planning to help save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The Fort Zumwalt West student earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her...