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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) 




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...