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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

 

 

 
April 20, 2017
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month   (April 20, 2017) —  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious...
April 6, 2017
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region honors Volunteer of the Month Deborah Hines BALTIMORE, Md. (April 4, 2017) – April is National Volunteer Month. The Red Cross celebrates by honoring its volunteers, one of which is Deborah Hines; who is the Greater Chesapeake and...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 30, 2017
The Fox43 blood drive collected 89 units of blood to save local lives YORK, Pa. (March 30, 2017) – The Red Cross partnered with Fox43 to host a very successful blood drive on March 23, 2017, at the York Jewish Community Center.
March 23, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care  BALTIMORE, Md. (March 23, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross...
March 21, 2017
Baltimore’s 92 Q treats Columbia Donation Center to pizza party COLUMBIA, Md. (March 21, 2017) – The Columbia Donation Center celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a pizza party thanks to Red Cross collection specialist Kesha Turner, who won lunch for the office from Baltimore’s...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
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...