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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) 



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  
March 20, 2015
  Bunnies for Babies blood drive at Quintard Mall BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March. 20, 2015) — The American Red Cross, Second Chance, Inc., and WHMA The Big 95 will soon team up for the Bunnies for Babies blood drive. For every presenting blood donor, a toy bunny will be donated to Second Chance...
March 13, 2015
  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2015) - Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed March “Red Cross Month” in Alabama, in keeping the national tradition. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes the many everyday heroes who selflessly give themselves in many ways...
March 13, 2015
  Community of Phenix City encouraged to give blood BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2015) — The Graham family is encouraging the Phenix City community to come together and donate blood in memory of their infant son, Cash David Graham. Cash, who was born with fetal hydrops, died within weeks...
March 10, 2015
  Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1 Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its...
February 27, 2015
  Severe winter weather causes the cancellation of 560 blood donations As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help replenish the blood supply. The...
February 19, 2015
  March is Red Cross Month In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to...
February 11, 2015
Help ensure patients receive the blood products they need   Birmingham, Ala (Feb. 10, 2015) —The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers throughout South Carolina to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available when patients need them. Volunteers in the Alabama and Central...