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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 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

 

 

 
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 2, 2017
Join the Red Cross team and make a difference as a volunteer blood services transportation specialist Baltimore, MD (Feb. 2, 2017) — The Red Cross urgently needs volunteer drivers in the Baltimore area to transport collected blood and blood products throughout the area to various hospitals...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 6, 2017
This man here is Kevin McManus.  You might recognize him from WFMD, iHeartRadio.  He’s a popular radio personality and all-around great news man.   Kevin is a life-long Red Cross donor.  He frequents our donor facility in Frederick, Md.  The volunteers and staff in...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 19, 2016
MAKE A RESOLUTION THAT MATTERS! Partner with 98 Rock and the Red Cross on our lifesaving mission this New Year.
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
Lewistown Community encouraged to donate blood Lewistown, PA (Nov 17, 2016) — A blood drive is being held in honor of Alex Pierce, a high school senior at Belleville Mennonite School, on January 12, 2017. This special drive will be held at Ellen Chapel Church, Lewistown, PA.