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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:

Dan Fox, External Communications Manager 
Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (p) (314) 422-8613 (c) 




November 23, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.  
November 11, 2015
  TROY, Mo.  — The American Red Cross, the Spring Branch Helping Hands 4-H Club and family and friends of Mari Lee Becker are inviting the Troy community to remember Mari and help others in need by giving blood in her memory on Nov. 25. Mari was 12-years-old when she died in July....
November 9, 2015
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The American Red Cross and Calvary Assembly of God in Jefferson City encourage donors to give something that means something this holiday season with the gift of a blood donation. Those who present to donate Nov. 22 at Calvary Assembly of God will receive a gift...
October 30, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with Joy FM, Boost 101.9 and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 27. Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a blood drive T-shirt, while...
October 30, 2015
  BRIGHTON, Ill. — At just 6-years-old, Hope Seymour has already undergone two open heart surgeries in attempts to fight a congenital disease she’s had since birth. In honor of her fight and to help patients like her, Hope’s family is partnering with the American Red Cross to...
October 29, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help patients get back in the game by donating blood Nov. 12 at the annual Rams Blood Drive. This year, fans will have two opportunities to give, with locations in Chesterfield and University City.  
October 26, 2015
  EDINA, Mo. — Family and friends of Logan Allen are inviting the Edina community to remember Allen and help others in need by giving blood in his memory on Nov. 9. Allen was 15-years-old when he died as a result of an accidental gunshot wound in 2013.   The Allen family will be...
October 23, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo.  — The family of a local woman who died following a car accident in 2010 is once again joining the American Red Cross in inviting the Kirksville community to honor her life by giving blood in her memory.  
October 8, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The American Red Cross and blood drive sponsor Highland Crest Assisted Living by Americare invite the Kirksville community to attend the 11th annual Stefani Lorton Memorial Blood Drive on Oct. 23.     In 2005, 19-year-old Lorton died from injuries...
September 23, 2015
  FARMINGTON, Mo. — The American Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio invite members of the Farmington and Festus communities to help save lives by donating blood Oct. 12. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last. All...