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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:

Laura McGuire, Communications Program Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications

 

 

 

 
August 15, 2017
Local fire and law enforcement personnel raise awareness for blood donations Each day, they help save lives while on the job, and now they’re teaming up with the American Red Cross. Join Bloomington and Normal police, fire, and McLean County Sheriff’s Departments as they come together...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 27, 2017
 Mayor and president of chamber support Red Cross mission to help save lives  The America Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood for hospital patients in need.
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 19, 2017
Donate Aug. 2 and help patients in need Blood donations often do not keep pace with hospital demand during the summer months, but every day there are thousands of lives to help save. The American Red Cross invites eligible donors to roll up a sleeve during the 3rd annual Brookfield Zoo Blood Drive...
July 12, 2017
July 26 event comes as Red Cross faces critical blood shortage
July 6, 2017
Streator community encouraged to give blood  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Inez Heusel Thursday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St., Streator. Heusel was a Red Cross volunteer for more than 20 years and also donated blood. She...
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 13, 2017
  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of AnaVictoria Segoviano on Monday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rush University Medical Center, 1650 West Harrison St., Chicago. Segoviano recently passed away after a courageous battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The 15-...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...