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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) 


September 2, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to donate...
August 31, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or volunteering their time with the Red Cross. 9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11...
August 28, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 28, 2015
 As the American Red Cross summer campaign, “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope” draws to a close; the Red Cross still needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. One Dallas-area business is stepping up to...
August 20, 2015
The American Red Cross faces  a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and calls on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. To help promote the need for blood from Aug. 24 through Aug. 29 all those...
August 20, 2015
Rusty Roberts is known to family and friends as being the life of the party and the first to lend a helping hand. Recently, Roberts was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which requires him to receive a kidney transplant. Roberts’ friends and family are using the search for a...