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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:

Krystal Overmyer, External Communications Manager 
South Carolina Blood Services Region
(803) 251-6034 (p) (803)446-7743 (c) 


August 31, 2016
Local emergency responders are facing off for a lifesaving cause and inviting the community to join in the fun. The 10th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive is Sept. 6-12 at multiple northeast Tennessee locations.
August 29, 2016
The American Red Cross and Charlotte Motor Speedway are partnering to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 while offering the community an opportunity to help save lives. The sixth annual Laps for Life blood drive will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Charlotte Motor Speedway in...
August 24, 2016
The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood donors, and the North Carolina State University community is stepping in to help. The NC State blood drive will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Talley Student...
August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
August 18, 2016
A summer blood shortage has led to an emergency call for blood donors, and the American Red Cross is teaming up with CBS North Carolina and iHeartRadio to address the need. Donors can help save lives at the Rock & Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at...
August 3, 2016
The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood donors to give now and address a critical blood shortage. The Hamlet Community Blood Drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and summer activities...
July 14, 2016
Over the course of decades, Willis Wright gave over 150 pints of blood to help save lives. Now, family and friends in Candler are organizing a blood drive in his memory to continue his legacy of helping others.
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 29, 2016
Blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat this summer when they come out to save lives. The American Red Cross, WBTV-TV and Ben & Jerry’s invite donors to give blood at the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” on Thursday, July 7 at multiple area locations.
June 28, 2016
Blood donors are invited to make a splash this Shark Week at the annual SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. All presenting blood donors will receive one free ticket to SEA...