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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

 

 
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 9, 2017
Donors needed at “49ers for Life” blood drive on Jan. 24    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2016) — University of North Carolina at Charlotte blood drive organizers are calling on students, and community members to fulfill a critical need for blood at the annual “49ers 4...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 30, 2016
Platelets are critical to helping patients kick cancer     RALEIGH, NC (Jan. 9, 2016) — People wanting to make a lifesaving difference in the Raleigh area can now donate platelets at the American Red Cross blood donation centers in North Raleigh and Cary.
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
September 28, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help save lives this October. Students, staff and the greater UNC community can become Tar Heel heroes at the UNC fall blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of the...
September 27, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trask Coliseum. Over 200 UNCW students, staff and community members are expected to give blood at the event.
September 19, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...