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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) 




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.
July 7, 2015
West Haven community encouraged to give blood WEST HAVEN, Conn. - West Haven, Connecticut resident Christine Carrion will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street, West Haven to help ensure blood is...
July 2, 2015
West Hartford community encouraged to give blood FARMINGTON, Conn. –The family and friends of West Hartford resident Seamus Turco will host a series of American Red Cross Blood Drives in July to help ensure blood is available this summer for patients in need, like Seamus.
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 8, 2015
Limited-edition Nexcare give bandage available now through June 14 FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14 with the seventh annual Nexcare give program. All eligible...