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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 1600's 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)



September 29, 2015
     Community urged to remember local teen at blood drive Blood donors can celebrate life by helping to save a life Oct. 6
September 3, 2015
Media contact: Kristen Hatfield, 757-430-3064, @RedCrossMAR             Red Cross blood drives planned in remembrance of Sept. 11 Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day...
September 3, 2015
News Release     Red Cross urges eligible donors to close out summer with a blood or platelet donation Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend    (Sept. 3, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a...
August 26, 2015
    American Red Cross teams up with NewsChannel3 for Labor Day Free T-shirt for all Labor of Love blood donors
August 26, 2015
  American Red Cross 100 Days of Summer Blood Drive Blood donors can help save lives and enjoy some extra giveaways
August 24, 2015
News Release   American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood, platelet donors "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations    (Aug. 24, 2015) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts...
August 11, 2015
  Eastern North Carolina heroes needed to roll up a sleeve 95.1 WRNS, BOB 93.3 and Rock 105 sponsor fifth annual Summer Hero Tour Blood Drive  
August 5, 2015
              Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves  
July 27, 2015
  Cedar Fair theme parks and the American Red Cross partner to offer blood donors summer fun
July 23, 2015
    Red Cross asking blood donors to bleed maroon and orange Virginia Tech Athletics holding blood drive at Lane Stadium