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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)
krystal.overmyer@redcross.org 

 

 
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
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 available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
April 12, 2016
 Western Carolina University (WCU) students, staff and community members are gearing up to help save lives at a two-day blood drive with the American Red Cross. The event kicks off on Thursday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and continues on Tuesday, April 19, from noon to 6 p.m., in...
April 6, 2016
Autobell Car Wash has partnered with the American Red Cross for a series of blood drives from Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, at multiple locations in Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Huntersville, and Greensboro.
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 7, 2016
Melissa Marshall Bledsoe is a fighter. Since November, the Greensboro resident and single mom has battled acute myeloid leukemia, a blood cancer. Now, she’s fighting to raise awareness about the need for platelet and bone marrow donors who can help people with leukemia.
February 29, 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.
February 10, 2016
Asheville’s first responders are facing off for a lifesaving cause. Local heroes are rolling up their sleeves—and encouraging the community to do the same—as they vie for the most pints donated at the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. The event takes place Wednesday, Feb....
February 4, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations and is urging community members to donate at the Dine and Donate Blood Drive, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Smith Street Diner, 438 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.
January 18, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte blood drive organizers are aiming for a new record this year: 1,000 pints of blood collected at the annual “49ers 4 Life” blood drive on Jan. 26.