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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

 

 
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
March 25, 2016
Auburn University and the University of Georgia are in a friendly competition to help save lives. Students, alumni, staff and fans are invited to donate blood at the second Auburn vs. UGA Blood Battle with the American Red Cross.  Last year, Auburn collected almost 300 pints of blood beating...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 18, 2016
The American Red Cross, 2nd Chance, Inc. and WHMA The Big 95 are teaming up during Red Cross Month for the Bunnies for Babies Blood Drive. It will be held Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Quintard Mall. 2nd Chance provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims...
March 18, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and donors are invited to help save lives with the American Red Cross, WQSB and Gadsden Premiere Cinemas. A blood drive will be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Gadsden Mall. Every U.S. president since 1943 has proclaimed March to be Red...
February 29, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 26, 2016
Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists to help deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals for patients in need.
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...