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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) 



January 8, 2015
Donors invited to give at the 6th annual UNCC “49ers for Life” blood drive Jan. 20 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2015) — With a new year beginning, the American Red Cross encourages donors to resolve to help save a life by donating blood. Donors can roll up a sleeve on Tuesday, Jan. 20...
December 29, 2014
New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives Resolve to give blood or platelets, and encourage others, during National Blood Donor Month   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 29, 2014) — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red...
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...