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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) 




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...
October 27, 2014
Logan Allen died in 2013   EDINA, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Family and friends of Logan Allen are turning the grief over his unexpected death into an opportunity to help others by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in his memory on Nov.10. Allen was 15-years-old when he died as a...
October 24, 2014
Bridget Kurz died following 2010 crash   KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2014) — 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 21, 2014
Jessica and Kelli were killed in 2007 crash   COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2014) — A deadly car crash involving two teenage girls and an Illinois State Trooper nearly seven years ago is now the driving force behind an event that could help save many lives.      ...
October 7, 2014
Donors encouraged to roll up their sleeves Oct. 25   CLAYTON, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KSDK-TV encourage the public to make a difference for patients in need by donating blood Oct. 25 at the Make a Difference Day Blood Drive in Clayton. The Red Cross and KSDK...
October 3, 2014
  During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross blood drives and donation...