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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:

Laurie Nehring, Communications Program Director
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications




July 14, 2016
Red Cross partners with WMBD to help save lives   East Peoria, Ill. (July 14, 2016) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with WMBD TV to hold the first  Summer Super Hero Blood Drive on July 29 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino in East Peoria, Ill. 
July 12, 2016
  Long-time Red Cross volunteer to be honored with blood drive   STREATOR, Ill. (July 14, 2016) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Inez Heusel at a special blood drive held in her honor on Thursday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. 
June 17, 2016
Delete Blood Cancer reps will be on hand to register bone marrow donors   Peoria, Ill. (June 16, 2016) — The American Red Cross Board of Directors is teaming up with Advanced Media Partners (AMP) to hold a blood drive at the Peoria Blood Donation Center on June 29 and invites all those...
June 15, 2016
  PEORIA, Ill. (June 15, 2016) – To help encourage fellow students and the entire community to give blood this summer, the students of East Peoria Community High School are hosting the 10th annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive on June 30 at the Peoria RiverPlex. Radio...
June 6, 2016
  PEORIA, Ill. (June 6, 2016) — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.