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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




June 28, 2016
The American Red Cross and WRBG CBS  News 6 invite residents of Albany and surrounding communities to donate blood on Thursday, July 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. at one of the following locations: The Gideon Putnam 24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs Crossgates Mall 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany...
June 22, 2016
The American Red Cross and WSYR NewsChannel 9 invite residents of Syracuse and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WSYR NewsChannel 9 Holiday Heroes Blood Drive :   Destiny USA (Legacy section next to Lenscrafters) July 1,2,3 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. July 4 from 10 a,m, to...
June 22, 2016
The 26th annual Warren Tire Service blood drive  is being held in memory of John Payne on Friday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls.  Payne, the former general manager of the company, died suddenly in 2009.  When he became the general manager...
June 22, 2016
The American Red Cross and WETM-18 invite residents of Elmira and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WETM summer blood drive on Tuesday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donors may choose to give blood at one of the following locations: Holiday Inn Riverview 760 East...
June 20, 2016
A Battle of the Badges is being waged in honor of Stephanie McKeel, a Massena Central senior who has been fighting her own battle with cystic fibrosis. In this friendly competition, local fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services personnel see who can recruit the most eligible donors in...
June 17, 2016
The American Red Cross, Firefighters Cancer Foundation of New York,  Syracuse Fire Fighters Association- Local 280 IAFF and Fuccillo Hyundai of Syracuse are hosting a special blood drive to honor heroes and angels:  firefighters who are battling cancer, and those who we have lost to the...
June 7, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
June 6, 2016
Family and friends of Jenna Borek are asking residents of Perry and surrounding communities to donate blood at a special blood drive in Jenna’s memory on Friday, June 10 at the Perry Fireman’s Recreation Hall on Lake Street. In March of 2015, Jenna sustained several serious injuries...
June 1, 2016
  American Red Cross blood donors in Eastern New York will get a sweet treat for giving blood during the month of June, thanks to the generosity of Stewart’s Shops. Starting today, Stewart’s Shops’ “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program will offer donors who give blood...
May 31, 2016
Stewart’s Shops teams up with American Red Cross Blood donors will receive sweet reward for donating blood in June