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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 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives
October 12, 2015
Youth blood drive coordinators needed Dec. 15 through Jan. 15 BALTIMORE (October 12, 2015) – This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov...
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...