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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)




July 2, 2015
KING FERRY, N.Y.  — No matter where she went Susan Myers would always spread good cheer. Now, her family and beloved church community are following in her footsteps and continuing a special blood drive that was dear to Susan’s heart. Residents in King Ferry and surrounding...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or...
June 19, 2015
ROME, N.Y. — It’s no secret the Rome community cares deeply about the families who live within and outside its borders. For the past three years, an American Red Cross “Communities That Care” blood drive has been held in Rome. This summer, residents are asked to give blood...
June 19, 2015
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — They dedicated their lives to helping others and improving the neighborhoods they served. For the first time, the Syracuse community will honor three firefighters, all who passed away from cancer, at the first ever Heroes and Angels blood drive on Thursday, June 25 from 1-7 p...
June 17, 2015
MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Spend just a few minutes with Hannah Pienkowski and it’s difficult not to be mesmerized by her strength and determination. Hannah, a brain cancer survivor, required multiple blood and platelet transfusions during her treatment, and now she is inspiring hope for other...
June 11, 2015
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. —  For the past 25 years, Warren Tire has been helping patients in need by hosting American Red Cross blood drives, but this summer it’s extra special. A blood drive will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel in...
June 5, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y. —  It has been said that siblings share a special bond like none other. Three sisters and two brothers from Rochester are teaming up with Keeler Park Apartments to honor their sibling, Petrina Baxter, who recently died of sickle cell anemia, and to raise awareness about...
June 3, 2015
ALBANY, N.Y. — Thousands of people have probably long given up on their New Year’s Resolutions, but not Wilma and Frank Schmeler. They are determined to make their resolution of recruiting new American Red Cross blood and platelet donors a success this summer for patients in need. The...
May 28, 2015
EAST AURORA, N.Y. — The East Aurora community is getting ready for the ninth annual “Communities That Care” blood drive, and this year donors will be part of something that is brand new. The blood drive is on the first ever American Red Cross Giving Day, Tuesday, June 2. Donors in...
May 20, 2015
ROCHESTER, NY— The last couple of months have been a whirlwind for 18 year-old Canandaigua Academy Senior Courtney Wagner, who suffers from stage four brain cancer. She was thrust into the spotlight during a social media campaign which helped get her on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. As a special...