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Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

A strong, stable community blood supply is a critical public health issue. Many questions arise for both donors and recipients. The American Red Cross is committed to providing the most accurate, up-to-date information through our communications resources.

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)
steve.mavica@redcross.org

 

 
December 19, 2014
Resolve to give blood or platelets, and encourage others, during National Blood Donor Month BALTIMORE (December 19, 2014) – January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp...
December 19, 2014
Eligible donors asked to give the gift that can help save lives this holiday season
December 19, 2014
The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region is seeking Volunteer Donor Ambassadors for Reception and Hospitality at blood drives in Washington, DC, Southern Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Volunteers will be helping the Red Cross provide a high level of customer...
December 19, 2014
BALTIMORE (December 12, 2014) – The American Red Cross is seeking Volunteers who are willing to provide customer service to blood donors the Central Maryland area or to transport blood products and volunteers from area blood drives to the Mt. Hope Drive facility.
December 19, 2014
Eligible donors asked to give the gift that can help save lives this holiday season
November 21, 2014
York Community encouraged to give blood to honor Zac Sweitzer and Rodney Miller Two York area families have come together to host an American Red Cross blood Drive on Friday, November 28 in memory of volunteer firefighters Zachary Sweitzer and Rodney Miller, both of whom lived every day to the...
November 13, 2014
All participants to receive a dangerously delicious pie The American Red Cross is teaming up with Relay Foods and Dangerously Delicious Pies of DC to host the second annual Thanks for Giving Day Blood Drive at select Blood Donations Centers throughout the region.
November 13, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of...
October 1, 2014
BALTIMORE (September 30, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red...