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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

 

 

 

 
May 26, 2017
Donate and help reach 800 donations made to the Red Cross   Blood donors of all types are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients now and into the summer. The community is invited to give at the Barlett BAPS Charities Blood Drive Sunday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p...
May 23, 2017
Super Donor Day encourages all to be a superhero and give blood
May 17, 2017
Board of directors hopes to collect 100 pints of blood June 7   The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of serving the residents of the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois. In conjunction with the yearlong celebration, The Red Cross is partnering with WHBF-TV to host the inaugural...
May 17, 2017
Board of directors hopes to collect 100 pints of blood June 7-8   The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of serving residents of Central Illinois. In conjunction with a yearlong celebration, the Red Cross is partnering with the Pantagraph to host the 18th annual Friends and Family 100...
May 16, 2017
  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Yvonne Clark on Monday, June 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave., Morton.   Clark served as a volunteer blood drive coordinator with the Red Cross for many years and knew the importance...
May 12, 2017
  The community is invited to help hospital patients by donating at the 7th annual Tyler Bradstreet Memorial Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 5504 N. University, Peoria. After birth, Tyler...
May 1, 2017
Kick off summer by doing something life changing for a patient in need Kick off summer and do something life changing for a patient in need. Join the American Red Cross and KHQA-TV as they host the 13th annual 12 Hours of Giving Summer Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the...
May 1, 2017
  Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood isavailable for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or...
April 18, 2017
Peoria community encouraged to give blood   PEORIA, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Samantha “Sam” Jones Friday, May 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 6001 North University St., Peoria. Jones was diagnosed with a rare...
April 18, 2017
  EL PASO, Ill. — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in memory of Rick DeLay Wednesday, May 10 from 12:30–5:30 p.m. at El Paso Topsy’s Bar and Grill. Rick was a well-known member of the El Paso community. He worked as a safety...