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Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

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:

Kristen Hatfield, External Communications Manager 
Appalachian & Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region
(757) 446-7562 (p) (757) 439-3064 (c)



January 27, 2016
        Red Cross has emergency need for blood and platelet donations Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations  
January 14, 2016
                 Community urged to donate blood during National Blood Donor Month in honor of local blood recipient Help keep blood on hospital shelves for patients like Caitlyn Brown  
January 11, 2016
    Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a winter shortage  
December 26, 2015
    The American Red Cross teams up with WAVY-TV 10 to end 2015 with a good deed Help save lives at annual blood drive and bring home a long sleeve T-shirt   NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 26, 2015) — The American Red Cross and WAVY-TV 10 are asking the community to end the year with a...
December 15, 2015
    Community urged to give something that means something in honor of local blood recipient Help keep blood on hospital shelves this holiday season for patients like Kennedy Estes   RICHMOND, Va., (Dec. 15, 2015)—The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of a...
December 14, 2015
  The American Red Cross teams up with ABC 13 to help save lives ABC 13 Jingle Bell Blood Drive has been a Hampton Roads tradition for over 40 Years   NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 14, 2015) — The American Red Cross and ABC 13 are teaming up again for the annual ABC 13 Jingle Bell Blood Drive...
November 23, 2015
    Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this holiday season Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive  
November 18, 2015
    American Red Cross platelet donors receive a sweet surprise Help save lives and receive a pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving ROANOKE, Va. (Nov. 18, 2014) — The American Red Cross is sweetening the incentive to donate platelets this Thanksgiving. Everyone who attempts to donate...
November 10, 2015
News Release    Media contacts: Kristen Hatfield, 757-439-3064 @RedCrossMAR        
October 28, 2015
  Red Cross introduces new RapidPass online donor health history Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives   NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red...