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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:

Tracy Fox, Communications Director
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications
(260) 466-2830 (c)  




November 23, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @RedCrossBloodBH               Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this holiday season...
November 3, 2015
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have a long history of giving back to the community and on Friday, Nov. 20 they are teaming up with the American Red Cross to ask their fans to help patients in need by donating blood during the Green Bay Packers Community Blood Drive at Lambeau Field....
September 29, 2015
On October 13, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the University of Wisconsin to host the 2015 Badger Fans Bleed Red Homecoming blood drives at Ogg Hall. All presenting donors will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win an autographed football and two tickets to a Badger football game.
September 28, 2015
Eligible blood donors in the Sparta area are being asked to roll up their sleeves and partner with local first responders in the Battle of the Badges blood drive with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Sparta Ambulance Services, Sparta Fire and Sparta Police Department.
September 2, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to donate...
September 1, 2015
Since the 1970’s the University of Wisconsin Madison has provided lifesaving opportunities for students by hosting Red Cross blood drives every Thursday and Friday on campus.  Join the Red Cross in kicking off the 2015-2016 academic year by donating blood at the Youngblood Kickoff Blood...
August 21, 2015
Are you ready for some football? Excitement builds as the Green Bay Packers continue their training camp practices. It’s important to remember that Packers fans are still needed during this pre-season to bleed green and gold for hospital patients in need.
August 20, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good”   The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September...
August 11, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 14, 2015
    American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online...