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Southwest Blood Services Region

November 8, 2011
Participants also can Sign Cards for Military, Veterans and Families for “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program The American Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets this Veterans Day weekend to honor those who have served their country. At the same...
September 16, 2011
  Record high temperatures, outrageous gas prices and a low blood supply.  It’s been a difficult summer.  Natural disasters, such as hurricane Irene hindered the best efforts of the American Red Cross to maintain an adequate blood supply.
June 29, 2011
Picnics and parades are nice.  But if you really want to put the spark back in your sparkler, consider giving blood with the American Red Cross this July 4 weekend.   As an extra incentive, this Fourth of July weekend, anyone who presents to donate blood with the Red Cross from July 1-4 (...
June 29, 2011
Since 2007 the American Red Cross has partnered with the Athletic Departments of Union and Jenks High Schools to help with summer’s difficult blood collection.  This year is no different from past years in that the campaign comes at a time when the Red Cross needs help promoting summer...
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