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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


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September 27, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trask Coliseum. Over 200 UNCW students, staff and community members are expected to give blood at the event.
September 19, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
September 6, 2016
The American Red Cross and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke wrestling team invite the university community to kick off the school year by helping save lives. Eligible donors are invited to give blood on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Center Annex, 1...
August 31, 2016
Local emergency responders are facing off for a lifesaving cause and inviting the community to join in the fun. The 10th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive is Sept. 6-12 at multiple northeast Tennessee locations.
August 29, 2016
The American Red Cross and Charlotte Motor Speedway are partnering to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 while offering the community an opportunity to help save lives. The sixth annual Laps for Life blood drive will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Charlotte Motor Speedway in...
August 24, 2016
The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood donors, and the North Carolina State University community is stepping in to help. The NC State blood drive will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Talley Student...
August 23, 2016
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 September.