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Arizona 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:

Christine Welch, External Communications Manager
Arizona Blood Services Region
(909) 859-7570 (o) | (909) 374-0376
christine.welch@redcross.org

 

 
October 20, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for volunteers to assist blood donors and serve as blood drive ambassadors at drives across Pima County. For more information, the community is invited to a volunteer open house Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Red Cross Southern Arizona Blood Services office, 11:30...
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
September 8, 2017
South Mountain Community College and the American Red Cross are joining to host a Sickle Cell Awareness Month blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7050 S. 24th St. in Phoenix. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross reminds individuals of the...
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
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...
August 1, 2017
Ariana Economou approached life with a constant smile and unwavering determination. At age 13, Ariana was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that forms in the sympathetic nervous system. During her more than year-long battle she required numerous blood and platelet transfusions as part of...
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.