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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:

Aly Barraza, External Communications Manager
Massachusetts and Connecticut Blood Services Regions




August 29, 2016
  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.  
July 5, 2016
Media Concact: Alyson Barraza  (781) 366-4635 FARMINGTON, Ct (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.
July 1, 2016
West Hartford community encouraged to give blood 18-year-old cancer fighter Seamus Turco, his family and friends and the American Red Cross invite the West Hartford community to help give the gift of life at a blood drive on Tuesday, July 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the West Hartford Town...
June 7, 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.
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 27, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical...