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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) 




December 9, 2014
Jerry Dyer continues battle with cancer   WARRENTON, Mo.  — The American Red Cross is joining the City of Warrenton in honoring the town’s former mayor by hosting a blood drive in his name on Dec. 23. Jerry Dyer resigned as Warrenton’s mayor in October, citing health...
December 1, 2014
  This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives.  
November 24, 2014
  ST. LOUIS — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages 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 family and friends.  
November 12, 2014
  ST. LOUIS -- The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
November 10, 2014
Help save lives by donating blood Dec. 5 & 6 in Missouri, Illinois   ST. LOUIS (Nov. 10, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KSHE95 invite the local community to give something that means something this winter by giving the gift of a blood donation at the annual KSHE95 Winter Blood...
October 31, 2014
 Annual St. Louis Rams Blood Drive Nov. 13   ST. LOUIS (Oct. 30, 2014) — The St. Louis Rams and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help save lives by donating blood this fall. The Rams and the Red Cross will team up to help patients in need on Nov. 13 in Richmond Heights,...
October 31, 2014
Annual Joy FM Blood Drive scheduled Nov. 28   ST. LOUIS (Oct. 31, 2014) — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with Joy FM and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 28. Everyone who attempts to donate...
October 30, 2014
Hope Seymour was born with congenital heart disease   BRIGHTON, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2014) — Just 5-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...
October 28, 2014
Be a hero and help save lives by donating blood Nov. 14 & 15   CARTERVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 28, 2014) — Be a hero to patients in need by rolling up a sleeve and donating blood with WSIL and the American Red Cross Nov. 14 and 15 at four locations in southern Illinois.   Everyone who...
October 27, 2014
Christopher Cooper, Sondra Cunningham killed in separate crashes   INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Two area residents who died in separate crashes nearly one year apart are being honored by family, friends and the American Red Cross with a blood drive in their memories.   The...