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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 1600's 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) 


November 23, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 16, 2015
Storm causes shortfall of about 1,260 blood and platelet donations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross is asking donors to help replace blood and platelet donations after severe flooding forced the cancellation of a number of blood drives in the Southeast last week. From...
October 14, 2015
Youth blood drive coordinators needed Dec. 15 through Jan. 15 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2015) — This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through...
October 2, 2015
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and American Red Cross host Carolina Blood Drive  Tar Heel community invited to bleed Carolina blue Tuesday, Oct. 13 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2015) — The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and the American Red Cross request all...
September 25, 2015
Community can help the Seahawks soar to victory in 2015 CAA Blood Challenge WILMINGTON, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2015) — The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is hoping to soar to a victory in this year’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Blood Challenge by collecting 250 pints...
September 24, 2015
More than 1,300 blood donations made BOONE, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2015) – Appalachian State University (App State) students and participants get an A-plus for helping to successfully collect 1,322 blood donations yesterday in their quest to help save lives. The impressive showing solidified the...
September 11, 2015
American Red Cross ‘Feed the Vamps’ returns to SCarowinds with a thirst for blood First 250 participants receive free ticket to SCarowinds
September 9, 2015
Red Cross teams up with University of North Carolina at Pembroke to help save lives Thursday, Sept. 17
September 1, 2015
Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day encourages people to give blood to honor those lost on 9/11   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2015) — The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood...