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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)



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
July 14, 2015
News Release    Cedar Fair theme parks and the American Red Cross partner to offer blood donors summer fun Blood donors can receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket
July 13, 2015
Join FM99 in making the Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive the largest American Red Cross drive in the region
June 30, 2015
News Release               Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   NORFOLK, Va. (June 29, 2015)...
June 19, 2015
  American Red Cross joins forces with ABC13 to boost blood supply Attempt to donate at Saving Lives Blood Drive and receive a $10 Visa gift card  
June 11, 2015
  Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor  celebrate World Blood Donor Day Limited-edition Nexcare give bandage available now through June 14  
June 4, 2015
      American Red Cross kicks off summer with WSET-TV Locals invited to donate blood at Summer Vacation Blood Donation blood drive  
May 19, 2015
News Release   Red Cross urges summer blood and platelet donations to prevent seasonal shortage Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign  
May 15, 2015
  News Release     Red Cross kicks off summer with the annual FOX43 Blood Drive The need for blood never takes a day off, even over Memorial Day weekend