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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) 




August 14, 2014
Boonville Police, Fire engage in friendly competition Aug. 29   BOONVILLE, Mo. (Aug. 14, 2014) — The public depends on the generous service of first responders who dedicate their lives to helping others in times of emergency. But even the most courageous heroes need partners to help save...
August 13, 2014
Annual KFVS Summer Blood Drive scheduled Aug. 22-23   CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (July 30, 2014) — Help prevent an emergency blood shortage by giving blood with KFVS12 and the American Red Cross Aug. 22-23 in southern Missouri and Illinois. Everyone who attempts to donate during the two-day...
August 12, 2014
Kansas City native Rebecca Egender was critically hurt in 2009 crash   KANSAS CITY, Mo.  (Aug. 12, 2014) — A Kansas City native with dreams of making it on the silver screen in Los Angeles almost never got the chance after a car accident in 2009 nearly claimed her life. Now, 33-year...
August 5, 2014
Five blood drives in five days give donors more opportunities to help save lives   MEXICO, Mo. (July 31, 2014) — KWWR Country 96 FM, the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need during a week of blood...
August 4, 2014
Zach Cupp was killed in 2012 crash   MARCELINE, Mo.  (Aug. 4, 2014) — For the third consecutive year, family and friends of Zach Cupp are joining Marceline Fire and Rescue and the American Red Cross in asking the Marceline community to help save lives by giving blood Aug. 16 in Zach...
July 30, 2014
Celebrate 31 years of helping save lives   ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2014) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the home of real rock radio in St. Louis, KSHE-95, for the 31st annual KSHE-95 Summer Blood Drive August 1 and 2 in Missouri and Illinois. For more than a decade, the KSHE-95...