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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

 

 

 

 
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care MADISON, Wis. — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for 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 blood drives to cancel in March,...
March 17, 2017
Streator Community encouraged to give in honor of Alison Wissen STREATOR, Ill.  — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in honor of Alison Wissen, Monday, April 3, from 1-6 p.m. in Streator.
March 10, 2017
Bartonville community encouraged to give blood   BARTONVILLE, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Sarah Foster on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartonville Christian Church, 4900 Pfeiffer Road in Bartonville. Foster lost her battle with ALS,...
March 6, 2017
UnityPoint Health hosts blood drive to help save lives   PEKIN, Ill.  — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Thelma Johnson at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnityPoint Health, 600 S. 13th St. in Pekin. ...
March 6, 2017
Roy L. King VFW 1232 hosts blood drive to help save lives PEKIN, Ill. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Lance Cpl. Jordan Bastean at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Roy L. King VFW 1232, 15665 VFW Road, in Pekin. ...
March 6, 2017
Largest NIU blood drive in history DEKALB, Ill. – The community is invited to join Northern Illinois University, the Student Association – Greek Week, and the Student Health Organization to ensure area patients receive the blood products they need at NIU’s Red Cross Blood Drive on...
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 20, 2017
  PEORIA, Ill. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Timothy Talley at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colfax Ridgeview District 19 High School. Tim, a United States Marine and 2015 graduate of Ridgeview High...
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 9, 2017
    PEORIA, Ill. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Alex Sandoval at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hickory Grove Elementary School in Dunlap.