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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
 

 

 

 

 

 
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 10, 2017
Blood donations needed to care for patients like Bridget Whiston & Diane Jorgensen CANTON, Mo. — The American Red Cross is once again teaming up with the faculty and students at Canton High School to host the second annual blood drive in honor of Bridget 'Super B' Whiston on...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 1, 2016
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The American Red Cross will once again partner up with the family and friends of Logan Allen for a blood drive in his memory on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Knox County Community Center. Allen was just 15 years old when he died in 2013 as a result of an accidental gunshot wound....
October 20, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with 99.1 JOY-FM and BOOST 101.9 and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 25. Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a blood drive T-shirt,...
October 14, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five days of...