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Southwest Blood Services Region

 
August 6, 2013
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being...
July 17, 2013
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July. Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June,...
July 9, 2013
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July. “We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to...
July 3, 2013
Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each American Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day. Locally, MLB Outfielder...
June 24, 2013
How will you celebrate the nation’s birthday this year? Will you fly Old Glory, gather with family for food and fun and take time to remember and acknowledge the hard-won debt owed for freedom?  This year the American Red Cross offers the opportunity to commemorate Independence Day and...
June 17, 2013
  Red Cross partners with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim to encourage blood donations   The American Red Cross, together with Pacific Rim, encourage all eligible blood donors to celebrate the release of this summer’s much-anticipated sci-fi action...
June 4, 2013
January 9, 2013 began as a normal day for Jake Riddle. By the end of the day, a work-related accident left him with fourth-degree burns and severe injuries. During the next five months of treatment, Riddle underwent 13 surgeries and received 18 units of blood. The Inola community will hold a blood...
June 4, 2013
The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.
April 18, 2013
The American Red Cross has provided blood to help meet the needs of those injured in the fertilizer plant explosion in West.
April 12, 2013
At just 6 years of age, Lybie Young enjoys dance class, visits to the park and playing with her Barbie dolls.  Also in her short life, Lybie has received 10 blood transfusions to treat gastrointestinal bleeds. To help raise the awareness of the ongoing need for blood, Lybie’s dance...