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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)




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...
May 19, 2015
Excitement is already building for football season in Green Bay and it’s important to remember that Packers fans are still needed during this summer off-season to bleed green and gold for hospital patients in need.  
May 18, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.  
May 15, 2015
The American Red Cross invites Dubuque community members to give the gift of life on May 22 at the Dubuque Memorial Day Holiday blood drive. Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to patients in need. Start the summer off right by joining the Red Cross and Sam’s Club to donate blood...
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...