Newsroom Archive

Southwest Blood Services Region

July 26, 2016
  While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest...
July 19, 2016
Come celebrate Eskimo Joe’s 41st anniversary and help save a life with the American Red Cross when you donate blood Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eskimo Joe’s, 501 W. Elm Ave.
July 6, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 20, 2016
The Rockdale community is invited to give blood at the third annual American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Naomi Ruelas. Ruelas, a 17-year-old high school student from Colorado Springs, Colorado, enjoyed chocolate and dreamed of going to college and becoming a lawyer. She received many blood...
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
June 1, 2016
In January 2015, Raeleigh Vasquez was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer that left her unable to walk. With the help of chemotherapy, skilled doctors and nurses, and blood and platelet transfusions, Raeleigh is now in remission and walking again.
May 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 5, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) urge eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.
May 2, 2016
Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S., according to the National Trauma Institute. A single car accident victim can need as many as 100 units of blood.
March 23, 2016
Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend on frequent O negative donations to ensure it’s always available for patients in need...