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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Laurie Nehring, Communications Program Director
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


June 21, 2016
Fox 47 WMSN TV joins the Red Cross for a day of lifesaving opportunities   MADISON, Wis. (June 21, 2016) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with media sponsor Fox 47 WMSN TV for the 16th annual Beach Days Blood Drive on July 6, in Madison, to help collect lifesaving blood for the...
June 17, 2016
Red Cross partners with WBAY and WIXX to help save lives   GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 17, 2016) — The American Red Cross, in partnership with WBAY Channel 2 and WIXX 101.1 FM, is holding the 30th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive on June 30 and July 1 at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. 
June 6, 2016
  Madison, Wis. (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 2, 2016
Present to help save lives and receive a Summerfest weekday pass and zoo admission   MILWAUKEE, Wis. (June 2, 2016) — Those interested in helping to save lives are invited to schedule an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross at the 11 th annual Milwaukee County Zoo...
May 23, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign   Madison, Wis. (5/23/16) — 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...
May 19, 2016
  SAUK CITY, Wis. (May 19, 2016) — The family of Logan Heiser is hosting a blood drive at River Hills Community Church on Thursday, June 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. The entire community is invited to donate blood in his memory. 
May 19, 2016
  URBANDALE, Iowa (May19, 2016) — Stephanie Martinez is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive to encourage as many people as possible to help save lives through blood donation on Thursday, June 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. 
May 6, 2016
  Green Bay, Wis. (May 6, 2016) -- The American Red Cross is proud to announce that 326 pints of blood were collected Thursday, during the Green Bay Packers blood drive at Lambeau Field. 
April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of  Trauma Awareness Month   MADISON, Wis.  (April 26, 2016) — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are...