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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

 

 
September 16, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
August 30, 2016
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help...
August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross invites donors to join the race to help save lives at the 11th annual Talladega Superspeedway Laps for Life Blood Drive. The drive will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the speedway’s International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
August 22, 2016
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 11, 2016
All eligible donors are needed to help save lives at the 10th annual Hurricane Katrina Memorial Blood Drive on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. Since 2006, generous donors have helped the American Red Cross collect more than 3,380 pints of blood at this drive. This...
July 28, 2016
Bebo’s Car Wash continues its commitment to make a difference in the community by sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Aug. 2-4. Bebo’s Car Wash has worked with the Red Cross for 27 years to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. This blood drive comes during the difficult...
July 25, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
July 12, 2016
Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC has a long history of giving back to the community and donors are invited to join the dealership to help patients in need. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, July 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the dealership located at 2251 W. 23rd St.,...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.