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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:

Natividad Lewis, External Communications Manager 
Carolinas Blood Services Region
(704) 347-8491 (p) (704) 517-0413 (c) 



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...
June 9, 2015
Limited-edition Nexcare give bandage available now through June 14 THE CAROLINAS (June 9, 2015) — The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14 with the seventh annual Nexcare give program....
June 4, 2015
 WLOS-TV and American Red Cross team up to collect 700 pints Thursday, June 18 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2015) — Donors can help ‘take the heat off’ the need for blood and give patients hope this summer by donating at the 28th annual Operation Blood Drive on Thursday, June 18.
May 20, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer.100 days of hope.” campaign CHARLOTTE, NC (May 20, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “...
May 7, 2015
Guilford County agencies go head-to-head to help save lives May 16 and 18 – 22 GREENSBORO/HIGH POINT, N.C. (May 7, 2015) — The battle lines have been drawn and bragging rights are on the line. It’s heroes versus heroes, all fighting to help save lives. Local first responders face...