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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) 



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...
February 10, 2015
Birmingham community encouraged to give blood in support of Lydia Mays   Birmingham, Ala (Feb. 10, 2015) — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in honor of longtime Covenant Classical School teacher, Lydia Mays, who is battling sickle cell anemia.
January 6, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 19, 2014
  Donors encouraged to give at Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 10, 2014) – Blood donors have a chance to bring in the new year with the continued spirit of giving at Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive Dec. 26, 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel...
December 11, 2014
  Holiday activities, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can contribute to fewer donations BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Dec. 11, 2014) — The American Red Cross is asking individuals to give something meaningful this holiday season – a blood or platelet donation – and help ensure a...
November 25, 2014
  Give something that means something and help save a life BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Nov. 25, 2014) - This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients...
November 13, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Nov. 13, 2014) – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane...