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Midwest

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 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Samantha Pollard, External Communications Manager
Midwest Blood Services Region

(402) 321-3576 (c)
samantha.pollard@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
December 13, 2017
The American Red Cross and the North Platte Jaycees invite the community to #GiveMoreLife by making a blood donation this holiday season. The annual Mistletoe Magic Blood Drive is Friday, Dec. 22.   “The North Platte Jaycees are proud to partner with the American Red Cross for this event...
December 13, 2017
The American Red Cross, KETV Channel 7, and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center are teaming up to provide Omaha metro residents the opportunity to help save a life this holiday season. The annual holiday blood drive is Dec. 18 and 19 at three locations throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs...
December 11, 2017
The American Red Cross and Channel 8 KLKN-TV invite the community to #GiveMoreLife by making a blood donation this holiday season. There are three days to give blood during this year’s Lincoln Holiday Blood Drive – Dec. 19, 21, and 22.   This blood drive comes at a crucial time of...
December 11, 2017
The American Red Cross and KWBE invite the community to #givemorelife by making a blood donation this holiday season. The annual Beatrice Holiday Blood Drive is Thursday, Dec. 28.   “KWBE is encouraging everyone this month to add the holiday blood drive to their calendar,” said...
December 11, 2017
The American Red Cross and GI Family Radio invite the community to #GiveMoreLife by making a blood donation this holiday season. The annual Tri-Cities Holiday Blood Drive is Tuesday, Dec. 26.   This blood drive comes at a crucial time of year for the Red Cross. Blood donations typically...
December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.