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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:

Regina Conway, External Communications Manager 
Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region
(615) 346-7810 (p) (615) 330-9819 (c)




October 12, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.  
September 29, 2015
 FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015) — The American Red Cross and O’More College of Design are partnering for a blood drive in honor of Amy Shelton, Director of Development and Marketing for the college, on Friday Oct. 9, 2015.  When Shelton was just 2 years old, she climbed a...
September 28, 2015
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015 ) — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of Mary Nell Bryan on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Partin Ray building in Brentwood. Bryan says she is delighted and honored to get to promote a blood drive for the local American Red Cross....
September 28, 2015
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2015) — The Hilltoppers and the Blue Raiders are ready once again to fight it out to help save lives and earn top bragging rights in the annual Western Kentucky University versus Middle Tennessee State University blood battle. The American Red Cross is...
September 14, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2015) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with the Nashville Predators to help save lives with a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. All presenting donors will receive two free tickets to that night’s...
September 1, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
September 1, 2015
PADUCAH, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2015) — For the ninth year, the American Red Cross is proud to partner with Paducah Power System for the Power for Patients blood drive.   The blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Robert Cherry...
September 1, 2015
  The American Red Cross is partnering with the Tennessee Titans and Saint Thomas Health for the first-ever “Give and Get” blood drive and health fair on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the East Club at Nissan Stadium.
August 4, 2015
 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 situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by...
August 3, 2015
94FM The Fish and Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region partner to help save lives! Listeners encouraged to roll up a sleeve