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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:

Tracy Fox, Communications Director
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications
(260) 466-2830 (c)  




August 11, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 14, 2015
    American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online...
July 1, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 23, 2015
(Green Bay, WI) The American Red Cross, in partnership with Erie Insurance, WBAY Channel 2 and WIXX 101.1 FM, is holding the 29th Annual Super Donor Day Blood Drive on July 2 at Shopko Hall in Green Bay.
June 22, 2015
(Madison, WI) The American Red Cross is holding the 15th annual Beach Days Blood Drive from June 29 to July 4 in Madison, in the hopes of collecting 605 pints of lifesaving blood.
June 16, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Riceville Community Center in memory of Kimberly Grimm who lost her courageous battle with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, a rare autoimmune disease, in 2006.  This special blood drive has been bringing Kimberly’s hometown...
June 16, 2015
The American Red Cross and St. Joseph Catholic Church are hosting a blood drive June 18 in memory of Jasper O’Keefe who passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2012. Jasper was a graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High and in honor of his memory, the Third Annual Jasper O’Keefe...
June 8, 2015
Take a walk on the wild side with the American Red Cross and donate blood at the Milwaukee County Zoo on June 17.   All presenting donors will receive free same-day zoo admission and parking, a general weekday admission ticket to Summerfest and a sub from The Picnic Basket Restaurant. Free...
June 3, 2015
The American Red Cross and Prairie View Elementary School are hosting a blood drive June 9 in honor of 2-year-old Camden Rahmer, who is being treated for a rare, genetic bone marrow disorder. At just 18 months old, Camden Rahmer was diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA). Currently, at 2...