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Southwest Blood Services Region

December 31, 2012
The American Red Cross Bartlesville community blood drive will ring in the new year by moving to a new location. Beginning Jan. 2, the community blood drive moves to the Adams Boulevard Church of Christ, located at 3700 SE Adams Blvd. The conveniently located Adams Boulevard Church of Christ offers...
December 17, 2012
Every day, regardless of the time of year or the date on the calendar, the American Red Cross must collect approximately 17,000 pints of blood for patients in need. During the holiday season, while the need for blood remains constant busier schedules, holiday travel and other seasonal activities...
September 20, 2012
TULSA, Okla. — The American Red Cross and the Tulsa Spirit Bank Event Center announce they are partnering on a Heismans to the Rescue blood drive. This marks the first time the Red Cross and the Tulsa Spirit Bank Event Center have worked together to help save lives.   The Heismans to the...
July 18, 2012
Tulsa, Okla. — This year marks the fifth time University of Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White have partnered with the American Red Cross to help save lives. On Aug.
June 25, 2012
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.
June 14, 2012
In 2001, world-renowned supermodel Niki Taylor, a longtime American Red Cross supporter and mother of four, was in a near-fatal car accident that left her unconscious for six weeks then bedridden for an additional month. She needed more than 100 units of blood to survive.
May 24, 2012
Tulsa, Okla. — American Red Cross donors rock! The annual campaign Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve is under way and continues through July 31. This year, the Red Cross is teaming up with the Gibson Foundation in an effort to encourage people to give blood or platelets over the summer. The...
May 17, 2012
Washington, D.C. — Driver Greg Biffle will salute American Red Cross blood donors Saturday during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. His No. 16 Ford Fusion will sport a “Saluting Our All-Stars” paint scheme, highlighting a list of 33 donors while honoring millions of...
May 16, 2012
Tulsa, Okla. — On Saturday, May 19, five midtown Tulsa churches — John Knox Presbyterian Church, All Souls Unitarian Church, Brookside Baptist Church, College Hill Presbyterian Church and John Calvin Presbyterian Church — will together host a community blood drive with the...
May 9, 2012
With Mother's Day just around the corner, one blood recipient looks back on a time when she thought she would never meet her newborn or see her other children again — and says volunteer blood donors are to thank for he