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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
 

 

 

 

 

 
September 22, 2016
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The American Red Cross along with the family and friends of Stefani Lorton invite the Kirksville community to the 12th annual blood drive in her honor on Friday, Oct. 7. Once again the drive will be held at Highland Crest Assisted Living at 2204 S. Halliburton from 1 to 6 p....
September 13, 2016
31st Annual Homecoming Blood Drive scheduled Oct. 10-13 COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2016) — The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for the 31st annual Homecoming Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.
September 12, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists in the St. Louis and southwestern Illinois areas to deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals. Transportation assignments include delivering blood products to area hospitals for patient use as well as...
August 21, 2016
ST.LOUIS, Mo - Starting 6 a.m. Monday, St. Louis Broadcasters for Louisiana Flood Victims will begin a united effort to encourage donations for the American Red Cross response in Louisiana. All stations are invited to participate!  A volunteer phone bank opens Monday, August 22, 2016...
August 17, 2016
OLNEY, Ill. — The American Red Cross announced that its valued partner Richland Memorial Hospital has reached silver-level status in the Red Cross’ Champions for Life program. The mission of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services is to provide the American people with the safest,...
August 16, 2016
Cape Girardeau, Mo. - The American Red Cross and KFVS12 are encouraging area blood donors to ‘Knock Out The Need’ at the annual KFVS Summer Blood Drive Aug. 19-20 in Missouri and Illinois. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive an Amazon.com gift card code, a Subway gift card...
August 8, 2016
Marion, Ill. - The American Red Cross announced that its valued partner Heartland Regional Medical Center has reached bronze-level status in the Red Cross’ Champions for Life program. The mission of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services is to provide the American people with the safest,...
August 5, 2016
CENTRALIA, IL. (Aug. 5, 2016) — The Central City/Centralia Lions Club in conjunction with the American Red Cross has announced that the scheduled blood drive on Aug. 12 will now be in memory of Terry and Rhonda Hatcher. The drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Central City Lions Shelter...
August 1, 2016
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – On Tuesday, August 16 the Red Cross and friends of both families will be holding a blood drive in honor of Jersey Jo Sullivan and Stormi Jo Bunch at Preferred Family Healthcare from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the fifth year a blood drive has been held in honor of Jersey Jo,...
July 25, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...