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Alabama-Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region

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:

Alicia Anger, External Communications Manager 
Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
(251) 662-2581 (p) (251) 295-2396 (c) 



May 11, 2015
27th annual Media for Red Cross blood drive in Southern Alabama   Over the last 27 years, the American Red Cross  has partnered with local media teams to help maintain a substantial summer blood supply. Each year, several sponsors join together to make the Media for Red Cross blood drive...
April 27, 2015
  This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program...
April 17, 2015
Community of Rainbow City encouraged to give blood   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 17, 2015) — The Reeves family is encouraging the Rainbow City community to come together and donate blood in memory of their infant daughter, Elyse Reeves. Elyse, who was born with (PNET) a primitive...
April 1, 2015
Auburn University vs. the University of Georgia Auburn University and the University of Georgia are partnering with the American Red Cross for a competition, three-day blood drive. It’s the Auburn Tigers vs. the University of Georgia Bulldogs! The universities will host a live-streamed blood...
March 27, 2015
Waterloo community encouraged to give blood  
March 20, 2015
  Bunnies for Babies blood drive at Quintard Mall BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March. 20, 2015) — The American Red Cross, Second Chance, Inc., and WHMA The Big 95 will soon team up for the Bunnies for Babies blood drive. For every presenting blood donor, a toy bunny will be donated to Second Chance...
March 13, 2015
  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2015) - Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed March “Red Cross Month” in Alabama, in keeping the national tradition. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes the many everyday heroes who selflessly give themselves in many ways...
March 13, 2015
  Community of Phenix City encouraged to give blood BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2015) — The Graham family is encouraging the Phenix City community to come together and donate blood in memory of their infant son, Cash David Graham. Cash, who was born with fetal hydrops, died within weeks...
March 10, 2015
  Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1 Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its...
February 27, 2015
  Severe winter weather causes the cancellation of 560 blood donations As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help replenish the blood supply. The...