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Southwest Blood Services Region

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.

 

Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Jan Hale, External Communications Manager 
Central Plains & Southwest Blood Services Region
(918) 344-0720 (p) (918) 344-0720 (c)
jan.hale@redcross.org 

 

 
February 19, 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. All of our presidents for the past 70 years, including President Barack Obama, have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the...
February 19, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross...
February 9, 2015
TULSA, Okla. — The Pryor community is invited to honor well-known resident and American Red Cross donor Gerald “Buck” Gay during the fourth annual Buck Gay Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 19. “My family is so excited that this drive, held in my father’s memory,...
February 3, 2015
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged...
January 21, 2015
 A local Killeen family is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 22, in honor of their 22-month-old son who received a blood transfusion during treatment of a genetic condition.
January 7, 2015
 January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 19, 2014
This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives. Oklahoma City residents are invited to help save a life by giving blood at an...
November 12, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients
October 3, 2014
During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign.
October 1, 2014
After the success of his one-day blood drive in Houston, Fowler to donate $1,000 to the Red Cross for each registered blood donation from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, up to $75,000.