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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)
alicia.anger@redcross.org 

 

 

 
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...
August 12, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 29, 2015
Attempt to donate at the Huntsville Community Red Cross Blood Drive  on August 6 and 7 and get a free movie pass     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...
July 28, 2015
Bebo’s Express is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to help maintain a sufficient summer blood supply. 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...
July 15, 2015
While many of us are enjoying summer activities and vacations, others are spending the summer months in area hospitals. That’s why the American Red Cross is teaming up with WQSB, Mix 102.9 and Power 107.5 for the Summer Reunion blood drive on July 24 and 25, 1 to 7 p.m. at Gadsden Mall...
July 13, 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...
July 10, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 31 in memory of Brayden and Kenadi Ramer. Two-year-old twins Brayden and Kenadi drowned in a swimming pool in 2009. They are remembered for their infectious smiles that lit up a room. Now the Ramer family hosts an annual blood drive in...