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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:

Katie Gaynor, External Communications Manager 
Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region
(608) 298-6624 (p) (608) 287-9759 (c)




March 24, 2015
  MADISON, WI — The Overture Center and the American Red Cross invite you to take center stage and help save a life by donating blood.  Let’s come together and with a little help from our friends, we can help save lives on April 2.  
March 10, 2015
2002 graduate relied on blood transfusions before losing his battle with cancer   WAUZEKA, WI  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Wauzeka Village Hall in memory of John Peloch who lost his courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011.  Going...
February 5, 2015
MADISON, WI  — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter, the American Red Cross is holding Bucky’s Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 18 and 19 at Ogg Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The American Red Cross and UW Madison are asking the community to...
December 11, 2014
Madison, WI  — You’re invited to join the American Red Cross, WKOW, and Wisconsin State Journal for a lifesaving tradition.  This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking you to give something that means something – to give hope to someone in need by making a...
December 9, 2014
Green Bay, WI  —  The American Red Cross and NBC26 invite the Green Bay area community to give something that means something this holiday season.  Community members can spread holiday cheer by giving hope to patients in need through donating blood on December 19 or 24 at Green...
December 8, 2014
Cedar Rapids, IA - The American Red Cross invites the Linn County community to participate in a lifesaving event on December 18, 2014.  This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking you to give something that means something – to give hope to someone in need by making a blood...
November 13, 2014
Madison, WI - The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
November 10, 2014
  Bleed Green and Gold at the Green Bay Packers Community Blood Drive Nov 21 Come to donate and receive a free giveaway item