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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:

Colin Riccobon, External Communications Manager
Massachusetts and Connecticut Blood Services Regions
(570) 550-7457 (c)
colin.riccobon@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
January 11, 2016
All those who come to give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card in celebration of National Blood Donor Month 
October 27, 2015
  American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.  RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online...
October 7, 2015
Like most three-year-olds, Daniela Ciriello loves the movie “Frozen” but unlike most children her age, Daniela needs blood transfusions every three weeks because she suffers from beta thalasemmia. To help raise awareness about the constant need for blood, Daniela’s family will...
September 3, 2015
Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
August 28, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations FARMINGTON, Conn. – 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.
August 26, 2015
West Hartford community encouraged to give the gift of life
August 14, 2015
West Hartford fire and police compete to increase blood donations WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — West Hartford fire and police departments are teaming with the American Red Cross for a Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood.