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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:

Tiffany Taylor, External Communications Manager 
Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
(205) 994-7723 (p) (205) 482-3867 (c) 



October 1, 2015
Sloss Fright Furnace encourages blood donations by offering free admission to Halloween attraction The American Red Cross and Sloss Fright Furnace are teaming up for a “spook-takular” cause: a week of blood drives guaranteed to starve vampires and help patients in need this fall. The...
September 14, 2015
  Red Cross partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. encourages community to give blood in honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month  September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the American Red Cross and Beta Omicron Lambda and Theta Delta chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha have teamed up...
September 10, 2015
Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give during National Preparedness Month BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.
September 8, 2015
  To honor the memory of Mary Shaw Ozier, a 16-year-old who died from cancer in 2000, the
September 3, 2015
  Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend  The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
September 1, 2015
Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day encourages people to give blood at the 10th Annual Laps for Lives blood drive at Talladega Superspeedway   The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood...
August 26, 2015
  To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this fall, Wallace State Community College student Jacqueline Shirley is hosting a Leaders Save Lives blood drive on Aug. 31 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cullman Church of Christ gymnasium, 4345 AL Hwy 157. Those who present to...
August 24, 2015
  "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations    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.
August 18, 2015
Community gives back as Katrina’s 10th anniversary approaches BILOXI, Miss. Volunteer blood donors on the Mississippi Coast can honor those impacted by Hurricane Katrina and help ensure a stable blood supply by donating blood at the ninth annual Hurricane Katrina Blood Drive from noon to 7 p....
August 12, 2015
  To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this summer, Cullman High School student Paul Motzkus  is hosting a Leaders Save Lives blood drive on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wallace State Community College, School of Nursing, 801 Main St. Those who present...