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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) 


June 3, 2015
Three-year-old Raeleigh Vasquez loves dolls, especially Barbie dolls, and dreams of visiting Disneyworld. Trips will have to wait as Raeleigh is in the fight of her life since being diagnosed with a rare spine cancer in January 2015. During her treatment, Raeleigh has received six blood...
May 19, 2015
  Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign   The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer....
April 29, 2015
Students at Caney Valley and Haileyville Elementary Schools may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering