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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) 



March 31, 2015
Donors encouraged to give blood to help save lives April 14 and 15   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 31, 2015) — Western Carolina University (WCU) teams up with the American Red Cross to host a two-day blood drive on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Hinds...
March 24, 2015
Donors encouraged to give blood in support of loyal donors and community volunteers during National Volunteer Month  
March 17, 2015
Cary resident to receive official state award Friday, March 20 at Durham Blood Donation Center DURHAM, N.C. (March 17, 2015) — N.C. State Senator Josh Stein will present the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to American Red Cross donor and Cary resident Michael Zapata Jr. on Friday, March 20...
March 10, 2015
Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 10, 2015) — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to...
February 23, 2015
March is Red Cross Month (Feb. 23, 2015) — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as...
February 17, 2015
Blood donation encouraged once travel is safe   (Feb. 17, 2015) — Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood drives are canceled:    Alamance County Graham Feb. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River Mill Academy, 1242 S. Main St. _______________...
February 12, 2015
Fire Department looks to remain champs. Competitors look to fight fire with blood! ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2015) — The battle lines have been drawn. It’s heroes versus heroes, all fighting for the greater good of helping to save lives with the American Red Cross. Local law enforcement...