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:

Laura McGuire, External Communications Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


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 11, 2017
Join the Red Cross July 25 at the Milwaukee Public Museum The American Red Cross encourages Milwaukee area residents to help give hope to hospital patients in need this summer by donating blood Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. All...
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 16, 2017
Entercom Madison joins the Red Cross for a day of lifesaving opportunities Every summer has a story. Make this summer one to remember by helping to save lives with the American Red Cross and Entercom Madison at the 17th annual Beach Days Blood Drive Wednesday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the...
June 12, 2017
Red Cross partners with WBAY-TV and WIXX July 3 to help save lives The American Red Cross is looking for superheroes. Unveil your super power by giving blood with the American Red Cross, WBAY-TV and WIXX at the 31st annual Super Donor Day Blood Drive Monday, July 3 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shopko...
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 7, 2017
This summer do something life changing for a patient in need This summer, do something life changing for a patient in need. Roll up a sleeve, give blood and help ensure patients in the Monroe community and across the country have the blood products they need. The American Red Cross is hosting a...
June 7, 2017
Help save lives with the Red Cross and enjoy free zoo admission   The American Red Cross and WISN-TV invite the community to donate blood at the Milwaukee County Zoo Blood Drive June 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the zoo’s Peck Center.  All presenting donors will receive free...
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.  
May 24, 2017
The Red Cross and Suburban Propane work together to help save lives This summer, roll up a sleeve, give blood and help ensure patients in the Baraboo community and across the country have the blood products they need. The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to...