Newsroom

Missouri-Illinois

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:

Joe Zydlo, External Communications Manager
Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (o)│(314) 422-8613 (c)
joe.zydlo@redcross.org
 

 

 

 

 

 
February 19, 2018
The American Red Cross invites the community to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood this March in celebration of Red Cross Month.   Every day, thousands of patients depend on blood donations to help save their lives. Tiffany Poynter is among those grateful blood recipients. After...
February 5, 2018
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain...
January 29, 2018
ST. LOUIS, MO. — The St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the American Red Cross encourage donors to help patients get back in the game by donating blood Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the 11th annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive.
January 23, 2018
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet...
January 17, 2018
Urgent need now to care for patients like Chris Leahy and Lily LaMartina ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The American Red Cross is once again teaming up with the Brentwood Recreation Center to host a blood drive in honor of Chris Leahy and Lily LaMartina on Friday, Jan. 26 from 2-8 p.m. Chris Leahy, 37, is...
January 12, 2018
CANTON, Mo. – The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Karlie King at Canton High School Monday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. Karlie King was 15 years old when she passed away Nov. 29, 2017 due to leukemia. She loved her family, friends and her dogs. Karlie enjoyed spending...
January 8, 2018
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.   
December 18, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.  
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. “...