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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) 



December 23, 2014
Donors can choose from six locations on Friday, Jan. 9 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 23, 2014) — With the new year arriving, the American Red Cross encourages community members to make a resolution to help save lives by giving blood on Friday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Statesville Civic...
December 16, 2014
Give blood and help save lives Wednesday, Dec. 24   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2014) — Donors are the driving force behind the mission of the American Red Cross to meet the need for blood. This Christmas Eve, donors can kick off their season of giving by donating blood on Wednesday, Dec....
December 3, 2014
Give blood and help save lives Tuesday, Dec. 16 HIGH POINT, N.C. (Dec. 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross is calling on donors to “let it flow, let it flow, let it flow” this holiday season and give something that means something on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at High...
November 26, 2014
WFMY News 2 and American Red Cross team up to collect 420 pints Tuesday, Dec. 9 GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 26, 2014) — Donors will find a golden opportunity to give something that means something at the 50th annual WFMY News 2’s TV Holiday Visit blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the...
November 25, 2014
Donors can help deliver on wish list of 372 pints Tuesday, Dec. 9   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Nov. 25, 2014) — It is said that it is better to give than to receive but when giving blood, it’s a win-win for all involved. Donors can give something that means something this season and help...
November 24, 2014
Give something that means something and help save a life CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2014) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients...
November 14, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October   CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Nov. 14, 2014) – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban...
November 4, 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) — The American Red Cross and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will offer blood donors the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming TSO concert for free on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Those who come to give blood on Friday, Nov. 14 at High Point Regional UNC Health Care at 601 N...
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...