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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:

Cara Noble, External Communications Manager 
New York-Penn Blood Services Region
(585) 760-5668 (p) (585) 435-5264 (c)




February 23, 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need across every community we serve,” said Rosie Taravella and Gary Striar, Regional CEOs. “They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take...
February 18, 2015
Law enforcement and firefighters help patients in need ELMIRA, N.Y.—They work together to help save lives while on the job, but for the first time, the Elmira Police Department and Elmira Fire Department are squaring off in a friendly competition to benefit hospital patients. The Battle of...
February 17, 2015
NEW YORK, NY– High school students in New York are helping maintain the community blood supply by donating 1,100 lifesaving units of blood so far this school year. Students have three more months left in the academic year to make a meaningful difference for hospital patients and aim to win a...
February 17, 2015
Poughkeepsie Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police hold special blood drive in memory of Det. John Falcone POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.—The Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police are inviting the community to pay tribute to fallen Detective John Falcone by giving...
February 16, 2015
Windsor and surrounding communities urged to give blood at special blood drive WINDSOR, N.Y.—It’s been four years since the tragic death of Lauren Ashley Campbell and her family is turning their heartbreak into hope by holding a special blood drive in memory of Lauren on Saturday,...
February 6, 2015
BATAVIA, N.Y.—At a very young age, Matthew Kota of Byron knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up—a doctor. But sadly, his dreams were cut short. In memory of Matthew and his 24th birthday, the Batavia community and surrounding areas are encouraged to give the gift of life and...
February 5, 2015
American Red Cross and Ballston Spa National Bank partner for annual blood drives Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) and the American Red Cross are teaming up to sponsor two community blood drives on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The blood drives will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at BSNB Corporate Plaza,...
February 4, 2015
Help deliver hope to hospital patients in need
February 3, 2015
Donors urged to help maintain a stable blood supply MEADVILLE, Pa.—Winter weather and the seasonal flu epidemic continue to impact the ability of eligible, healthy donors to give blood. The Meadville Lions Club is doing its part to help out by sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on...
January 30, 2015
In the wake of severe winter weather across the Northeast, blood and platelets donors are urged to come out to donate, help save lives and get a free Dunkin’ Donor Card*