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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Steve Mavica, External Communications Manager
Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region
4700 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-6386 (p) | (443)962-2092 (c)



October 5, 2015
Free medium sub offered to all who donate in October The American Red Cross and Firehouse Subs are teaming up this October to encourage the community to donate and help ensure blood and platelets are available for patients in need.
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.
September 2, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.
August 20, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations 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 4, 2015
Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves
July 24, 2015
All participants receive a voucher for an Orioles home game The American Red Cross and the Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Division are teaming up for a third year in a row to host the Red Cross Day Blood Drive at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, MD on Saturday, August 1, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 9, 2015
Drive to be held during annual Continental Congress June 22-26, 2015 In celebration of 125 years of service to America, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a Summer of Hope blood drive for the general public at...
June 8, 2015
Limited-edition Nexcare give bandage available now through June 14 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 donors are urged to roll up a...
May 20, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of...