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Media Contact
Cara Leyna Noble, Communications Manager
(585) 760-5668 Office
(585) 370-0622 Cell

A strong, stable community blood supply is a critical public health issue. Many questions arise for both donors and recipients. The American Red Cross is committed to providing the most accurate, up-to-date information through our communications resources.  We invite members of the press to contact our communications staff for information on blood drives, blood donor or recipient stories, commentary on current issues or to arrange interviews with staff experts.
November 21, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Severe winter weather in the Buffalo area has forced the cancellation of approximately 40 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 1,000 blood and platelet donations going uncollected over the past several days. As residents dig out and it is considered...
November 14, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers...
October 30, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The West Henrietta Blood Donation Center is like a second home to David Farrell. He routinely donates platelets at the center and has been doing it for 35 years. Giving blood and platelets has become a life-long habit for this Henrietta resident. His first donation with the...
October 29, 2014
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— The golf course is where Rob Robinson feels at home. He always has fun competing with his buddies to get the best score. But, now Rob is facing a fiercer battle—cancer. A special blood drive will be held Wednesday, November 5, in honor of Rob, who was recently...
October 13, 2014
NEW YORK, NY – Bob’s Discount Furniture and the American Red Cross are pleased to launch the annual Bob's Discount Furniture $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year.
October 9, 2014
Special blood drive held in memory of Reigna Shearer ELMIRA, NY— Reigna Shearer would have turned 26 years old this month. But, instead of a birthday celebration, Reigna’s parents are celebrating their daughter’s life by holding a blood drive in her memory on Saturday, October 18...
September 30, 2014
(September 30, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of theconstant  need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross...
September 23, 2014
Special blood drive held in memory of Cecil McClary   ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 22, 2014)—Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is calling on the residents of Rochester to strengthen our community by giving blood and helping save lives. Mayor Warren is holding a special blood drive in memory of...