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Southwest Blood Services Region

June 21, 2011
The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels.  Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.   Type O negative donors are needed...
June 15, 2011
  NAIA student-athletes are learning to effectively organize blood drives at their schools.   Cassandra Kramer, a member of the Spring Arbor University volleyball team, has “a passion for civic engagement and making a difference in the lives of others.” That’s why she...
June 9, 2011
Summer is here and the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly.
April 21, 2011
The University of Tulsa working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma and the American Red Cross announces the third annual Field of Wishes event aimed at saving lives through blood donation and benefitting Make-A-Wish. The event will take place Friday April 22 at Reynolds Center and HA...
April 14, 2011
Marks the eighth year for the partnership   
March 30, 2011
News Release     Media Contact:  Cameron Ballantyne (214) 208-4200                         
February 9, 2011
You can help the Red Cross by giving blood now to help the blood supply recover!
January 27, 2011
Winter storms cause more blood drive cancellations The latest winter storm on the East Coast is causing more blood drive cancellations and the American Red Cross is urging people in unaffected areas of the country to schedule a blood donation in the coming days. 
January 24, 2011
Call is issued for all eligible donors to help replenish decreasing supply Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. The severity of the...
January 13, 2011
This week’s winter storm has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives along the eastern seaboard, causing a shortfall of more than 8,000 blood donations in the southeast and northeast corners of the country.