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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 11, 2016
 The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held ac ros s the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
November 19, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
November 18, 2015
Before you gobble turkey and all the fixings, the American Red Cross invites you to roll up a sleeve and give blood at the annual Give and Gobble Blood Drive Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dallas Area Red Cross Chapter, 4800 Harry Hinds Blvd.
November 18, 2015
Before you gobble turkey and all the fixings, the American Red Cross invites you to roll up a sleeve and give blood at the Give and Gobble Blood Drive Nov. 23 from noon - 6 p.m. at the Waco Red Cross Chapter, 4224 Cobbs Dr. The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help...
November 4, 2015
At 2 years old, Sophia Marie Donnarumma was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She endured 12 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, three bone marrow transplants and received more than 100 blood transfusions before passing away at only 4 years old.
October 27, 2015
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the...
October 15, 2015
Ghastly. Ghoulish. Ghostly. Giving? Redefine Halloween by donating blood at the Mix 96 and American Red Cross HemoGoblin blood drive scheduled for Halloween afternoon. During October, thoughts drift to candy, costumes and carving pumpkins. But for many patients at area hospitals, the only treat...
October 12, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.