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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

 

 
October 17, 2016
  The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five...
September 22, 2016
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Dr. Kay Heggestad, long time blood donor battling cancer, at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wildwood Family Clinic in Madison.   Dr. Heggestad is one of the founding physicians of...
August 31, 2016
 Packers Aug. 30 blood drive provides 429 pints of blood Green Bay, Wis. (Aug. 31, 2016) -- The American Red Cross is proud to announce that 429 pints of blood were collected Tuesday, during the Green Bay Packers blood drive at Lambeau Field, surpassing the goal to reach the milestone of 5,000...
August 29, 2016
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood Waterloo, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2016) -- The Waterloo Fire and Rescue Blood Drive is a 15th anniversary remembrance of 9/11 in honor of victims and those who rose up in service that day. Help save lives Monday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Waterloo Fire and...
August 26, 2016
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 26, 2016) — In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. The Madison police and fire departments are again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite...
August 26, 2016
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood HILLPOINT, Wis. (Aug. 26, 2016) — In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. Hillpoint is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite the community to donate...
August 25, 2016
Remember Sept. 11 by donating blood BARABOO, Wis. (Aug. 24, 2016) — In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. Baraboo EMS is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite the community to donate...
August 24, 2016
Ensure local patients receive blood by donating Sept. 6-9 at Ogg Hall MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 24, 2016) - The University of Wisconsin-Madison began its efforts to help save lives by hosting American Red Cross blood drives in the 1970’s. Since that first drive was held, thousands of lives have...
August 16, 2016
Donate blood on Aug. 30 in quest to reach the 5,000-pint milestone GREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 10, 2016) — On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the Green Bay Packers to host the Green Bay Packers “Drive for 5” Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field...
July 15, 2016
Join the American Red Cross for two days of donations on July 26 at Southbridge Mall; July 28 at Mayfair    GREENDALE and WAUWATOSA, Wis. (July 15, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges Milwaukee-area residents to help give hope to hospital patients in need this summer by donating...