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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Patty Corvaia, External Communications Manager 
New York-Penn Blood Services Region




May 25, 2017
Blake Simmons was only two weeks old when his parents found out he had non-compaction cardiomyopathy and would need a heart transplant. Like other organ transplant patients, Blake needed blood transfusions during his surgery.  Today, Blake is four years old and thriving, but doctors say he...
May 11, 2017
The American Red Cross is pleased to be the recipient of the 2017 Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council Gift of Caring program.  The initiative allows Girl Scout cookie customers who do not wish to eat the cookies themselves or who want to order extra boxes of cookies to support the girls, a...
May 1, 2017
The American Red Cross and Mercy Flight Central are urging all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give blood.  The organizations are holding a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, May 2 from 2-7 p.m., at Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua. Mercy Flight Central...
April 20, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...
April 13, 2017
Jennifer Heggelke of Binghamton brought her three-year-old son, Abel, to a walk-in care clinic because he had a stomache ache.  Hours later, Jennifer received the shocking diagnosis that Abel has Stage III neuroblastoma.  According to the American Cancer Society, about 700 cases of...
April 12, 2017
Whether you work in Downtown Rochester or just visiting on April 17, the American Red Cross and GeVa Theatre Center hope you take an hour to donate blood to help patients in local hospitals.  A blood drive will be held at GeVa Theatre’s Main Lobby from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. This blood drive is...
April 6, 2017
Jefferson Valley Mall is partnering with American Red Cross to offer quarterly blood drives as a convenient way for mall patrons to donate blood.  The first blood drive will be held Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall’s Center Court. Red Cross blood drives at the mall...
April 4, 2017
WNYT NewsChannel 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross for its annual Save a Life Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held Thursday, April 13 from 1- 7 p.m. at the following locations: ·         Gideon Putnam Hotel, 24 Gideon Putnam Road,...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 28, 2017
    The American Red Cross, Adirondack Thunder, and Southern Adirondack Realtors are calling for all hockey fans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.  The organizations are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on March 31 from 12 to 6 p.m., at the Glens Falls Civic Center, 1...