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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:

Laurie Nehring, Communications Program Director
Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(618) 303-2777 (c)
laurie.nehring@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
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...
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.  
February 18, 2016
  POTOSI, Mo. — While many students were enjoying a holiday break from school this winter, Kameron Richards of Potosi was planning to help save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The Mineral Area College student earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of his efforts....
February 18, 2016
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The American Red Cross is joining St. Martins Catholic Church and family and friends of Chad Nierman to host a blood drive in honor of the local heart transplant recipient on Feb. 28. Nierman received his new heart in September 2014, three years after being put on...
January 28, 2016
  ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the American Red Cross encourage donors to help patients get back in the game by donating blood Feb. 17 at the annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive. Fans will have the opportunity to give blood at...