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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) 



January 6, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 19, 2014
  Donors encouraged to give at Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 10, 2014) – Blood donors have a chance to bring in the new year with the continued spirit of giving at Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive Dec. 26, 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel...
December 11, 2014
  Holiday activities, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can contribute to fewer donations BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Dec. 11, 2014) — The American Red Cross is asking individuals to give something meaningful this holiday season – a blood or platelet donation – and help ensure a...
November 25, 2014
  Give something that means something and help save a life BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Nov. 25, 2014) - This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients...
November 13, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Nov. 13, 2014) – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane...
September 30, 2014
  BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (Sept. 30, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors...
September 24, 2014
 Presenting donors receive free ticket to Fright Furnace