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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


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Alyson Barraza, External Communications Manager 
(781) 366-4635


August 3, 2016
The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood donors to give now and address a critical blood shortage. The Hamlet Community Blood Drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and summer activities...
July 14, 2016
Over the course of decades, Willis Wright gave over 150 pints of blood to help save lives. Now, family and friends in Candler are organizing a blood drive in his memory to continue his legacy of helping others.
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 29, 2016
Blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat this summer when they come out to save lives. The American Red Cross, WBTV-TV and Ben & Jerry’s invite donors to give blood at the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” on Thursday, July 7 at multiple area locations.
June 28, 2016
Blood donors are invited to make a splash this Shark Week at the annual SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. All presenting blood donors will receive one free ticket to SEA...
June 27, 2016
Guilford County's first responders will face off this week to see who can collect the most blood for patients in need. The annual “Pints for Patches” blood drive challenge begins today, June 27, and runs through July 4 at the American Red Cross Nussbaum Blood Donation Center located...
June 16, 2016
The American Red Cross, WLOS News 13 and iHeartMedia Asheville are challenging community members to uncover their inner hero at the 29th annual Operation Blood Drive on Thursday, June 23. 
June 8, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.