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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:

Katie Gaynor, External Communications Manager 
Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region
(608) 298-6624 (p) (608) 287-9759 (c)




April 29, 2015
MADISON, WI — The American Red Cross blood drive on May 11 at the Ganser Company in Madison is an opportunity for the community to show its support for Holly Ganser and other women who have been affected by placenta accreta.  Join to help save the lives of others in need of blood...
March 24, 2015
  MADISON, WI — The Overture Center and the American Red Cross invite you to take center stage and help save a life by donating blood.  Let’s come together and with a little help from our friends, we can help save lives on April 2.  
March 10, 2015
2002 graduate relied on blood transfusions before losing his battle with cancer   WAUZEKA, WI  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Wauzeka Village Hall in memory of John Peloch who lost his courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011.  Going...
February 5, 2015
MADISON, WI  — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter, the American Red Cross is holding Bucky’s Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 18 and 19 at Ogg Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The American Red Cross and UW Madison are asking the community to...