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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 

 

 
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.
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 29, 2015
As the New Year approaches, the American Red Cross encourages community members to make a lifesaving resolution and give blood on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Statesville Civic Center and five additional locations throughout the Alexander, Catawba, Iredell and Rowan counties for the 27th annual Masonic...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 3, 2015
  In this season of giving, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer patients the gift of life.
December 1, 2015
During this season of giving, the Red Cross, WFMY News 2 and Rock 92 WKRR encourage community members to give the gift of life at the 51st annual WFMY holiday blood drive. Donors are invited to give blood on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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...