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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) 


September 1, 2015
CHARLOTTE, 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 at the fifth annual ‘Laps for Life’ blood drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The ‘Laps for...
August 25, 2015
Local fire and law enforcement compete to increase blood donations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2015) — Local fire and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the inaugural Cabarrus Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors...
August 25, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2015) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during...
August 11, 2015
Carolinas Blood Service Region’s second largest, single-day blood drive Friday, Aug. 21 RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2015) — With the goal of collecting nearly 1,000 pints of potentially lifesaving blood, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack nation looks to “pack in”...
August 5, 2015
Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 4, 2015) – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to...
July 22, 2015
 Community urged to help prevent a summer shortage during ninth annual Heather Reid Memorial blood drive sponsored by Chili’s Donors can give blood at 11 locations from Aug. 4 to 7 and Aug. 10 
July 14, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 14, 2015) — This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood or platelets at select blood drives with a free Cedar...
June 30, 2015
Free admission to aquarium for all presenting donors CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 29, 2015) — SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium (SEA LIFE) is hosting its second annual American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Concord Mills. All presenting blood donors will...
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 29, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 28, 2015
Red Cross offers blood donors a cool treat this summer WBTV-TV and Ben & Jerry’s invite donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” Thursday, July 9 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 25, 2015) — The summer may be hot, but blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat when they come out to...