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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
 

 

 

 

 

 
July 19, 2016
ST.LOUIS, Mo. — The American Red Cross announced that the second annual Lifesaver blood drives will occur on August 5, 6 and 8 around the St. Louis area and parts of Southwestern Illinois. The goal of the drives is to create awareness of summer blood shortages, and replenish supplies ensuring...
July 13, 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For the fifth consecutive year, Zimmer Radio stations 94.3 Kat Country, 101.9 The Wave and News Radio 950 KWOS are teaming up with the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross to help save lives and honor teenager, Hudson Lee.
July 11, 2016
KIRKSVILLE, Mo.  Kirksville Daily Express, Radio Park, KTVO, KLTE Bott Radio, Cable One, Rehoboth Baptist Church and the St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up to help save lives at an important time of year. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer months when busy summer...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply. 
June 28, 2016
EDINA, Mo. — Randy Gossman devoted his life to his community. He was a deacon and church board member at the Edina Christian Church, a member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner. He also helped his community by donating blood, and before his death in 2010, was...
June 7, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Missouri — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.  
June 1, 2016
Step up to the plate at the 13th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and Red Cross team up to help save lives June 14-15  
May 24, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 26, 2016
ST. LOUIS — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.   Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41...
March 23, 2016
  ST. LOUIS— The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.   Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S....