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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) 



June 30, 2015
Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red Cross estimates that during the summer months, about two fewer donors on average make an appointment to give at each Red Cross blood...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or...
June 19, 2015
The American Red Cross supplies blood products to more than 60 hospitals, including Russell Medical Center, throughout the American Red Cross Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region. Blood and platelet donors can feel confident that by donating blood at Russell Medical Center’s...
June 2, 2015
  Summer is the season we’ve waited for all year. The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are encouraged to give at Birmingham’s Biggest blood drive. All...
May 26, 2015
  Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days...
May 11, 2015
For the past 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 one of the largest drives in the southern half of Alabama. Since the inception...
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