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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)




January 26, 2016
Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations
January 15, 2016
  The American Red Cross is honored to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, January 15, 2016. The occasion marks National Blood Donor Month, which runs through the end of January.
January 11, 2016
All those who come to give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card in celebration of National Blood Donor Month 
January 7, 2016
    As an active member of the Tonawanda community, 19-year-old Jedidiah “Jed” Woomer was a Tonawanda High School graduate, involved with the Ghostlight Theatre, an Eagle Scout, and a lifeguard. Before he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer,...
December 29, 2015
All those who give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card
December 23, 2015
CICERO, N.Y. —  It has been four years since Taylor Fleming passed away following a tragic car accident, but not a moment has passed that her family and friends don’t think about the vibrant 17 year old. This year, to help keep Taylor’s giving spirit alive, family and friends...
December 22, 2015
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— In memory of Trooper Christopher Skinner and the ultimate sacrifice he paid, The New York State Police are inviting the community to join them by giving blood at the second annual Trooper Skinner memorial American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, December 30.
December 17, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 4, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Greece Blood Donation Center, 2590 W. Ridge Road, is not only a second home to longtime American Red Cross blood donor Vern Thayer, he also considers the staff extended members of his family. Vern celebrates his 99th birthday on December 4, and along with a birthday cake...