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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:

Stefanie Arcangelo, External Communications Manager 
Connecticut Blood Services Region
(860) 284-7001 (p) (860) 308-4271 (c) 




January 12, 2015
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month to offer additional hours FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center will offer expanded hours to provide more convenient options for blood donors. The center will be open for blood donations from 11:45 a.m. – 5:...
December 29, 2014
All who come to give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin Donor Card
December 16, 2014
Middlesex County community encouraged to give blood on New Year’s Eve CHESTER, Conn. — Middlesex County residents are encouraged to end the year on a high note by donating blood. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Colleen Kelly Alexander on Wednesday, December 31...
December 16, 2014
Eligible donors asked to give the gift that can help save lives this holiday season FARMINGTON, Conn. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn...
December 5, 2014
  FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will offer blood donors the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming TSO concert for free on January 4, 2015. The first 50 presenting blood donors on December 24, 2014 at the Farmington Blood Donation Center from 12...
November 26, 2014
Local students host blood drive as part of the Bob’s Discount Furniture’s $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program PORTLAND, Conn.— Portland High School students showed their school spirit on November 21 by sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive.
November 26, 2014
Give something that means something and help save a life FARMINGTON, Conn. — 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 in need...
November 24, 2014
Manchester Road Race hosts annual American Red Cross blood drive at Full Gospel Interdenominational Church MANCHESTER, Conn. —  After  enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with loved ones, eligible donors are encouraged to come out and give the gift that means something by donating blood....
November 13, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October  FARMINGTON, Conn. – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in...
October 29, 2014
  FARMINGTON, CT (October 29, 2014) – What started out as a way to get involved in his new company turned into a life-long habit for Windsor, Conn. resident Gary Rubin. A photo of Gary is attached.