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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Laura McGuire, Communications Program Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


December 8, 2016
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The winter months can be among the most challenging times of year for the American Red Cross to collect enough blood donations. Many donors are busy with holiday activities, and inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives. Additionally, some donors become...
December 8, 2016
MADISON, Wis. — The 31st annual Holiday Blood Drive is the largest one-day blood drive in the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region, with more than 700 community members rolling up a sleeve to help save lives each year. This year’s event will reach a special milestone...
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
December 3, 2016
To help ensure patients have the blood products they need this holiday season, the American Red Cross is hosting the 10th annual Cedar Rapids Holiday Blood Drive on Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel. The community is invited to give the perfect gift this holiday season and...
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 16, 2016
For more than a decade the Sterling community has joined the Sterling Community General Hospital and the American Red Cross in ensuring area patients have the blood products they need during the holidays. Those who want to take part in this lifesaving tradition can donate blood on Thursday, Dec. 1...
November 10, 2016
  Dubuque, Iowa - The American Red Cross and Radio Dubuque invite community members to give thanks by giving blood at the 30th annual Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 25 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the American Red Cross Dubuque Blood Donation Center, 2400 Asbury Road. Everyone who...
November 10, 2016
  The Green Bay Packers have a long history of giving back to the community and for the 12th year they are hosting The Green Bay Packers Community Blood Drive on Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field – Legend’s Club, 1265 Lombardi Avenue. Suggested entry gates are the...
November 4, 2016
Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives Monday, Nov. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 112 Hall St., Watertown, sponsored by Steve’s Citgo. Everyone who attends will receive a coupon for a free pint of...
October 28, 2016
  Join The American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the  University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming Blood Drive Tuesday Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ogg Hall. All participants will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and be...