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:

Maya Franklin, External Communications Manager 
(980) 257-5035


September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
September 7, 2017
7th Annual ‘Laps for Life’ pays tribute to heroes of Sept. 11 tragedy The American Red Cross is partnering with Charlotte Motor Speedway for a blood drive to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. All eligible blood donors are encouraged to lend an arm on Monday,...
August 21, 2017
Donate blood at Battle of the Badges in honor of favorite agency JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2017) — Local first responders are teaming up with the American Red Cross and WJHL-TV for a friendly competition at the 11th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. The community is invited to be...
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 7, 2017
Lend an arm and be a hero with News 2 at the Blood Blitz  CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 10, 2017) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with News 2 to urge blood donors to lend an arm and help meet the needs of hospital patients during the final weeks of summer. Community members have an...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 20, 2017
Donors urged to give blood and make lifesaving difference The American Red Cross and WIS-TV are teaming up for the annual ‘Count on WIS’ Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donors will have several opportunities to give blood and help save lives at multiple locations...
July 13, 2017
  This Shark Week, individuals can help save lives and get closer to sharks and other marine life with the American Red Cross at the SEA Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Shark Week Blood Drive Friday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord. Those who come...
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...