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Southwest Blood Services Region

 
December 11, 2013
The holiday season is in full swing, with schedules full of festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients requiring lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult. To help ensure patients everywhere have the blood products they need this winter, the American...
December 9, 2013
TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 9, 2013) — Severe winter weather forced the cancellation of  American Red Cross blood drives across the region resulting in a shortfall of expected blood and platelet donations.  The winter weather also led to low donor turnout at many other drives. As residents...
November 25, 2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all – the gift of life. This Thanksgiving,...
November 4, 2013
The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult. The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs from...
October 30, 2013
The American Red Cross is giving Muskogee residents an opportunity to kick off the holiday season by saving a life and sending a message to members of the U.S. armed forces at the same time. The community event, scheduled for Nov. 1 at Arrowhead Mall, includes a blood drive, and everyone who visits...
October 17, 2013
In many ways, Lybie Young is a typical 7-year-old who enjoys reading, playing outside with her little sister and dancing. But unlike most children, this young ballerina-in-training also has received 10 pints of lifesaving blood to treat gastrointestinal bleeds.  To help raise awareness of the...
October 16, 2013
Hoping the Tulsa community will get a taste for helping save lives, Blue Bell is offering a sweet reward for all who come to give blood during  their upcoming American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Fri, Oct. 18. “We’re happy to be working with the Red Cross to collect...
October 9, 2013
  High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross. In turn, students can earn educational rewards for their community service as they get...
September 16, 2013
September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to prepare for emergencies of all types, including ones that require blood transfusions. By giving blood through the American Red Cross, donors help ensure an adequate supply is available.