Newsroom Archive

Central Plains Blood Services Region

 
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 21, 2017
Hannah Soderstrom is a happy 14-year-old Maize Junior High School student who loves dance and theater. Unlike others her age, Hannah is also a blood recipient, having received more than 10 transfusions during recent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 13, 2017
Ten-year-old Gavin Meder loves to learn. He is fascinated by science and loves studying about ocean habitats and the solar system. Unlike many his age, Gavin is also a blood recipient, having received more than 18 transfusions during treatment for leukemia.
February 9, 2017
The Wichita community can give more than chocolate and flowers this valentine season at the American Red Cross You’re Someone’s Type Blood Drive Feb. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st. The blood drive comes as the Red Cross urges eligible...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 19, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the Wichita Thunder blood drive Jan. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, at INTRUST Bank Arena. The first 200 people who come to donate will...
January 18, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the annual Hutchinson Battle of the Badges Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 27. Hutchinson Police and Fire Department personnel are teaming...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...