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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)  




June 22, 2015
(Madison, WI) The American Red Cross is holding the 15th annual Beach Days Blood Drive from June 29 to July 4 in Madison, in the hopes of collecting 605 pints of lifesaving blood.
June 16, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Riceville Community Center in memory of Kimberly Grimm who lost her courageous battle with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, a rare autoimmune disease, in 2006.  This special blood drive has been bringing Kimberly’s hometown...
June 16, 2015
The American Red Cross and St. Joseph Catholic Church are hosting a blood drive June 18 in memory of Jasper O’Keefe who passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2012. Jasper was a graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High and in honor of his memory, the Third Annual Jasper O’Keefe...
June 8, 2015
Take a walk on the wild side with the American Red Cross and donate blood at the Milwaukee County Zoo on June 17.   All presenting donors will receive free same-day zoo admission and parking, a general weekday admission ticket to Summerfest and a sub from The Picnic Basket Restaurant. Free...
June 3, 2015
The American Red Cross and Prairie View Elementary School are hosting a blood drive June 9 in honor of 2-year-old Camden Rahmer, who is being treated for a rare, genetic bone marrow disorder. At just 18 months old, Camden Rahmer was diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA). Currently, at 2...
May 19, 2015
Excitement is already building for football season in Green Bay and it’s important to remember that Packers fans are still needed during this summer off-season to bleed green and gold for hospital patients in need.  
May 18, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.  
May 15, 2015
The American Red Cross invites Dubuque community members to give the gift of life on May 22 at the Dubuque Memorial Day Holiday blood drive. Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to patients in need. Start the summer off right by joining the Red Cross and Sam’s Club to donate blood...
April 29, 2015
MADISON, WI — The American Red Cross blood drive on May 11 at the Ganser Company in Madison is an opportunity for the community to show its support for Holly Ganser and other women who have been affected by placenta accreta.  Join to help save the lives of others in need of blood...