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)


August 18, 2017
Blood donors are encouraged to help save lives at the annual Hurricane Katrina Memorial Blood Drive Aug. 29 and 30 from noon to 7 p.m. at Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi.
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 24, 2017
The American Red Cross and Bebo’s Car Wash are teaming up Aug. 1-3 to help save lives. Bebo’s Car Wash has partnered with the Red Cross for 28 years to help those depending on blood. This blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces a critical summer blood shortage. Blood products are being...
July 12, 2017
The American Red Cross and Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC are teaming up to help save lives. Eligible donors of all blood types are needed Thursday, July 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the dealership located at 2251 W. 23rd St., Panama City.
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 1, 2017
The Biloxi Shuckers and Birmingham Barons are taking their rivalry off the field for the first time and competing to help save lives with the American Red Cross. Donors are invited to help the Barons collect more blood than the Shuckers by donating Tuesday, June 27 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Regions Field...
June 1, 2017
The 29th annual Media for Red Cross Blood Drive is part of a special competition to help save lives. The Biloxi Shuckers and Birmingham Barons are taking their rivalry off the field for the first time. Shuckers fans are invited to help them provide more blood than the Barons by donating Monday,...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.