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:

Laura McGuire, External Communications Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


September 28, 2017
This semester do something life changing for a patient in need Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the  University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming Blood Drive Tuesday, Oct. 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Smith Hall. All participants will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while...
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 21, 2017
Community asked to help meet the urgent need for blood   An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Dr. Kay Heggestad Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wildwood Family Clinic, 251 Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove.    Dr. Kay Heggestad was one of the founding...
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
August 21, 2017
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood In the 16 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. The Madison police and fire departments are again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite the community to help save lives at...
August 21, 2017
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood To commemorate the 16th anniversary remembrance of 9/11 in honor of victims and those who rose up in service that day, the American Red Cross and  Waterloo Fire and Rescue are hosting a special blood drive. Give blood Monday, Sept. 11 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m...
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 14, 2017
Start the semester off right help save lives Sept. 5-7 at Gordon Commons The University of Wisconsin-Madison began its efforts to help save lives by hosting American Red Cross blood drives in the 1970’s. Since that first drive was held, thousands of lives have potentially been impacted. The...
August 8, 2017
Give back by helping to save lives on Aug. 28   The community is invited to help hospital patients in need by giving blood at the Green Bay Packers Give Back Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross Monday, Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Legend’s Club, located...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...