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Missouri-Illinois

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:

Joe Zydlo, External Communications Manager
Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (o)│(314) 422-8613 (c)
joe.zydlo@redcross.org
 

 

 

 

 

 
February 22, 2017
EFFINGHAM, IL. — The American Red Cross will once again partner with the Ashmore Community Center to host the second annual blood drive in memory of Kyle Updegraff on Wednesday, March 8 from 1 to 6 p.m.
February 22, 2017
EFFINGHAM, IL. — The American Red Cross will once again partner with the Ashmore Community Center to host the second annual blood drive in memory of Kyle Updegraff on Wednesday, March 8 from 1 to 6 p.m.
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 25, 2017
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL and Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL have agreed to a partnership with the American Red Cross for the next three years. The Red Cross will supply both facilities with over 6,000 blood products including, red cells, platelets and plasma...
January 19, 2017
Any time. Any place. Any one. For 100 years. ST. LOUIS RED CROSS TURNS 100 Buildings Light Red to Mark Centennial Anniversary
January 19, 2017
Annual Blues Blood Drive scheduled Feb. 1 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 Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 10, 2017
Blood donations needed to care for patients like Bridget Whiston & Diane Jorgensen CANTON, Mo. — The American Red Cross is once again teaming up with the faculty and students at Canton High School to host the second annual blood drive in honor of Bridget 'Super B' Whiston on...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...