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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:

Maya Franklin, External Communications Manager 
(980) 257-5035
maya.franklin@redcross.org

 

 
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...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
April 20, 2017
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in...
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 23, 2017
Triangle Area Chapter and CBS North Carolina invite donors to join lifesaving mission     The Triangle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is partnering with CBS North Carolina to celebrate a century of service. Donors of all types are invited to join the Red Cross in its lifesaving...