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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)



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...
April 23, 2015
One hundred blood donation – one for every mile – pledged to support C&O Canal 100 Mile Ultramarathon on April 25 Author, American Red Cross blood recipient and national volunteer spokesman Brian Boyle will continue his miraculous comeback from a horrific 2004 auto accident by...
March 10, 2015
Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1 Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.
February 26, 2015
March is Red Cross Month In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to...
January 2, 2015
MD State FOP Lodge #69 encourages Catonsville community to donate in Emily's honor
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