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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)




August 4, 2015
Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency...
July 28, 2015
Montrose community urged to give blood and help boost the local blood supply
July 28, 2015
Webster community urged to give hope to hospital patients like Trish Pellerite by giving blood
July 27, 2015
BRISTOL, N.Y. — It’s not often in life that you meet someone with charisma and a passion for helping others like Steve Maczynski. Steve was an avid blood donor and even after his death, he is still helping to save lives with a blood drive in his memory. Family and friends are inviting...
July 20, 2015
OWEGO, N.Y. —  Former Owego Mayor Edward Arrington left a lasting impression on those he served and also countless strangers whose lives he impacted through his blood donations. Edward was a loyal American Red Cross blood donor for years and now his family is asking residents throughout...
July 10, 2015
Cicero and surrounding communities urged to give blood and help boost summer blood supply... CICERO, N.Y. — Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is once again answering the call to help those in need by holding his ninth annual Lifesavers blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July...
July 10, 2015
Ithaca YMCA aims to make summer blood drive the biggest ever by challenging residents to give blood and help prevent a summer shortage...
July 10, 2015
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— All day long, they help save lives while on the job and now they’re also helping to save lives off the job. The Binghamton Police and Fire Departments, and the Endicott Police and Fire Departments are “squaring off” at two special American Red Cross Battle...
July 9, 2015
BROCKPORT, N.Y. — This summer, a longstanding tradition in Brockport will take on new meaning. For more than eight years, an American Red Cross mega blood drive has been held in the Brockport community, but this year, residents are being asked to help boost the summer blood supply by giving...