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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:

Rick Roseneck, Communications
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications




April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of  Trauma Awareness Month   MADISON, Wis.  (April 26, 2016) — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are...
April 20, 2016
 Donate blood on May 5 in quest to reach milestone of thousands of lives touched   GREEN BAY, WI (April 21, 2016) — As excitement already mounts for another football season in Green Bay, it’s important to remember that Packers fans are needed during this off-season to help...
March 24, 2016
Red Cross teams up with the Overture Center to help patients in need   MADISON, Wis. (March 24, 2016) — The Overture Center for the Arts and the American Red Cross invite you to take center stage and help save a life by donating blood. Come to one of the best performance theatres in the...
March 23, 2016
Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations   MADISON, Wis.  (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. 
March 8, 2016
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (March 8, 2016) — While many students were enjoying a holiday break from school this winter, Tijana Sagorac Gruichich of West Allis was planning to help save lives by co-coordinating an American Red Cross blood drive.
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.