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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)
kristen.stancil@redcross.org

 

 
January 28, 2016
The American Red Cross invites donors to give at its largest single-day high school blood drive in Alabama. The drive will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Russellville High School in the gym located at 1865 Waterloo Road in Russellville. Blood drives began at the school in 2003...
January 25, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood...
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 24, 2015
Donors are invited to kick off the new year by donating blood  at the annual Radio for Red Cross blood drive with Rock 105.9, the Big 95 and Sunny King Ford. The drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 7 and Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 from noon to 6 p.m. at Quintard Mall, 700 Quintard Drive, Oxford, AL,...
December 23, 2015
The Birmingham Police Department and Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service Department are challenging each other and the community to give blood at the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive with the American Red Cross Jan. 4-6, 2016. This blood drive is in its 30th year and helps raise awareness...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 11, 2015
It’s time for donors to roll up a sleeve at Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive. The annual American Red Cross blood drive will be held Dec. 26-28 from noon to 6 p.m. each day at Riverchase Galleria/Galleria Tower. The holidays are a busy time when many activities pull people away from...
December 1, 2015
This New Year’s, the American Red Cross and WLOX encourage individuals to give something that means something – a blood donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.
November 20, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
November 17, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross and Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC encourage individuals to give something that means something – a blood donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends. The Bill...