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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)
alicia.anger@redcross.org 

 

 

 
July 29, 2015
Attempt to donate at the Huntsville Community Red Cross Blood Drive  on August 6 and 7 and get a free movie pass     Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red...
July 28, 2015
Bebo’s Express is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to help maintain a sufficient summer blood supply. Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red...
July 15, 2015
While many of us are enjoying summer activities and vacations, others are spending the summer months in area hospitals. That’s why the American Red Cross is teaming up with WQSB, Mix 102.9 and Power 107.5 for the Summer Reunion blood drive on July 24 and 25, 1 to 7 p.m. at Gadsden Mall...
July 13, 2015
Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red Cross estimates that during the summer months, about two fewer donors on average make an appointment to give at each Red Cross blood...
July 10, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 31 in memory of Brayden and Kenadi Ramer. Two-year-old twins Brayden and Kenadi drowned in a swimming pool in 2009. They are remembered for their infectious smiles that lit up a room. Now the Ramer family hosts an annual blood drive in...
July 9, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 31 in honor of east Walker County firefighters, rescuers and law enforcement personnel. Blood donations typically decline during the summer months, however, hospital patients depend on volunteer donors to help ensure a stable blood...
July 7, 2015
Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red Cross estimates that during the summer months, about two fewer donors on average make an appointment to give at each Red Cross blood...
July 7, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, July 21 in memory of Cynthia McGowen McMeans. McGowen McMeans became a Red Cross volunteer in 1940 during World War II in England and actively worked with the organization until 2014. The community is asked to help reach the blood drive...
June 30, 2015
Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. The American Red Cross estimates that during the summer months, about two fewer donors on average make an appointment to give at each Red Cross blood...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or...