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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 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.