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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) 




May 7, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — David Hall died in April 2013 following a four year fight with cancer. Now, the former City of Kirksville airport director and owner of D&R Automotive is being remembered by family, friends and the American Red Cross with a blood drive in his honor.   The...
May 4, 2015
  HERMANN, Mo. — What do local blood donors and members of the Hermann Area Ambulance District have in common? They both help save lives every day. To kick off EMS Week on May 18, these lifesavers will have a chance to meet during an American Red Cross blood drive in Hermann.  ...
April 27, 2015
  ST. LOUIS  — This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.