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


February 20, 2017
  MADISON, Wis. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of David Merle Baker at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Madison.  A Red Cross volunteer for ten years, Baker donated more than 170...
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 9, 2017
  MADISON, Wis. —The American Red Cross and Wauzeka –Steuben school district are hosting a special blood drive in memory of John Peloch on Friday, March 3, from noon to 6 p.m. at Wauzeka Village Hall, 213 East Front Street. 
February 7, 2017
Donate blood and celebrate the new nursing laboratories Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the Carthage College Blood Drive Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lentz Hall, located at 2001 Alford Park. Carthage College invites students, staff, faculty and the...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 30, 2017
Help save lives at Ogg Hall Feb. 22-23 Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the  University of Wisconsin-Madison Bucky’s Blood Drive Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ogg Hall. All participants will receive a...
January 27, 2017
Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Blood Drive Tuesday, Feb. 14, Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ullsvik Hall. Blood collected at this drive could help patients like University Wisconsin-Platteville...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 27, 2016
Dave Jackson strives to help patients while Red Cross has critical need for blood FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Dave Jackson, of Fond du Lac has now officially donated 35 gallons of blood following his donation to the America Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region on Dec. 12. Joining students...