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, External Communications Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


March 14, 2017
Lodi High School hosts blood drive to help save lives  MADISON, Wis. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Sierra Skarda at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, April 10, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Lodi High School.      
March 13, 2017
Red Cross has critical need for platelets and O negative blood products LODI, Wis. — Brad Morter of Lodi will officially reach a milestone of 100 gallons of donated blood on Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross Madison Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Road. Joining...
March 10, 2017
  MADISON, Wis. — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in memory of Ron Siemers on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in East Troy. In November 2016, Ron suffered an aortic tear. While in the hospital, he underwent two major heart surgeries...
March 6, 2017
Red Cross teams up with the Overture Center to help patients in need   MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross is partnering with the Overture Center for the Arts for a blood drive to help patients in need. The drive will be held Wednesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the reception area...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 27, 2017
Thank you, donors, volunteers, and sponsors for contributing to lifesaving mission Green Bay, Wis. ) — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is inviting the Fond Du Lac community to be part of its lifesaving mission by giving blood. To help ensure patients continue to receive...
February 23, 2017
40 years of volunteering and going strong GREEN BAY, Wis. ­­– Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives on Monday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Green Bay. The day is sure to deliver something special for Red Cross volunteer, Blanche...
February 20, 2017
  MADISON, Wis. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of David Merle Baker at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Madison.  A Red Cross volunteer for ten years, Baker donated more than 170...