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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) 



November 4, 2014
Two Durham Donation Center donor stories among 15 in the nation to be recognized DURHAM, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2014) — American Red Cross blood donors Michael Zapata, Jr. and William ‘Dan’ Dye have been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall...
September 30, 2014
Tar Heel community invited to bleed ‘Carolina blue’ Tuesday, Oct. 14 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2014) — The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill teams up with the American Red Cross to request all ‘blue bloods’ — Carolina blue that is — to...
September 29, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Sept. 29, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red...
September 25, 2014
More than 1,250 blood donations made BOONE, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2014) – Appalachian State University (ASU) students and participants get an A-plus for helping to successfully collecting 1,265 blood donations in their quest to help save lives and remain the Carolinas Blood Services Region’s...
September 23, 2014
Community can help the Seahawks soar to victory in 2014 CAA Blood Challenge WILMINGTON, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2014) — The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is hoping to soar to a victory in this year’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Blood Challenge by collecting 250 pints...
September 10, 2014
Presenting donors at blood drive receive free ticket to SCarowinds CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014) — Before their blood runs cold from fear, guests can donate it at the American Red Cross ‘Feed the Vamps’ blood drive at SCarowinds’ Halloween Haunt on Friday, Sept. 26 from...