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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) 


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.
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.
September 29, 2014
The students at Sapulpa’s Freedom Elementary School may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering that blood donors are lifesaving heroes.  As part of the American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero Program, students are learning about the importance of blood donation and are...
September 29, 2014
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Red Cross and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church announce a blood drive scheduled for Oct. 5 to help raise the awareness of the need for Latin-American blood donors.“Whether you attend this church or not, we invite you to come to the blood...
September 25, 2014
 Dedicated men and women in uniform serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the community safe. Now, they are joining forces to help save lives in a different way. The Manor at Seagoville will be hosting the Seagoville Fire Department and Police Department as...