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


May 4, 2017
Community urged to give and help family reach 250 pint milestone The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host the eighth annual blood drive in memory of Mike Hogan Saturday, May 20 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Oconomowoc. In October 2007...
May 1, 2017
  Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or...
April 25, 2017
Give back by helping to save lives May 8 GREEN BAY, Wis. – Give back with the Green Bay Packers and do something life changing. Join the American Red Cross and NBC26 for the Green Bay Packers Community Blood Drive Monday, May 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Legend’s Club Room...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care MADISON, Wis. — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in...
March 14, 2017
Lodi High School hosts blood drive to help save lives  MADISON, Wis. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Sierra Skarda at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, April 10, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Lodi High School.      
March 13, 2017
Red Cross has critical need for platelets and O negative blood products LODI, Wis. — Brad Morter of Lodi will officially reach a milestone of 100 gallons of donated blood on Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross Madison Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Road. Joining...
March 10, 2017
  MADISON, Wis. — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in memory of Ron Siemers on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in East Troy. In November 2016, Ron suffered an aortic tear. While in the hospital, he underwent two major heart surgeries...
March 6, 2017
Red Cross teams up with the Overture Center to help patients in need   MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross is partnering with the Overture Center for the Arts for a blood drive to help patients in need. The drive will be held Wednesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the reception area...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.