Newsroom

Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

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:

Regina Boothe Bratton, External Communications Manager
Greater Alleghenies Region

 

 

 
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 8, 2017
                                                                                    
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 2, 2017
Dr. Ben Carson signs up to donate blood alongside HUD employees WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2017) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development helped the American Red Cross kick off Trauma Awareness Month by hosting blood drives across the country.
April 20, 2017
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month   (April 20, 2017) —  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious...
April 6, 2017
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region honors Volunteer of the Month Deborah Hines BALTIMORE, Md. (April 4, 2017) – April is National Volunteer Month. The Red Cross celebrates by honoring its volunteers, one of which is Deborah Hines; who is the Greater Chesapeake and...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 30, 2017
The Fox43 blood drive collected 89 units of blood to save local lives YORK, Pa. (March 30, 2017) – The Red Cross partnered with Fox43 to host a very successful blood drive on March 23, 2017, at the York Jewish Community Center.