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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Kristen Stancil, External Communications Manager
Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
(770) 852-4040 (p) | (678) 614-3643 (c)


June 6, 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 2, 2016
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood donor block party and the community is invited to celebrate summer and help save lives. The 28th annual Media for Red Cross blood drive, supported by local media in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, will be held June 27-29.
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 18, 2016
American Red Cross blood donors are invited to give hope to patients in need by rolling up a sleeve Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anniston Army Depot. The depot has a long history of providing a convenient location for its employees, retirees and the community to help save lives...
May 11, 2016
Volunteer donors are invited to honor those impacted by the 2011 tornadoes in Walker County by rolling up a sleeve Friday, May 20 at a blood drive sponsored by the City of Cordova.  On April 27, 2011, two tornadoes touched down in Walker County killing four people and demolishing homes and...
May 6, 2016
The American Red Cross invites donors to support hospital patients in need and help Russellville High School earn a scholarship. A special blood drive will be held Friday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school located at 1865 Waterloo Road in Russellville. This drive is co-sponsored by UAB...
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
March 25, 2016
Auburn University and the University of Georgia are in a friendly competition to help save lives. Students, alumni, staff and fans are invited to donate blood at the second Auburn vs. UGA Blood Battle with the American Red Cross.  Last year, Auburn collected almost 300 pints of blood beating...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 18, 2016
The American Red Cross, 2nd Chance, Inc. and WHMA The Big 95 are teaming up during Red Cross Month for the Bunnies for Babies Blood Drive. It will be held Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Quintard Mall. 2nd Chance provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims...