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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Jecoliah Ellis, External Communications Manager 
Massachusetts Blood Services Region
(781) 461-2033 (p) (781) 686-2943 (c) 




May 18, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope...
May 14, 2015
Newburyport, Mass. resident Jean Lanham recently had the experience of a lifetime when she was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 5. Lanham was named the Blood Donor of the Game after recently donating blood with the American Red...
May 8, 2015
Red Cross seeks blood donors leading up to summer The American Red Cross is partnering with WCVB for a blood drive on Thursday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their studios at 5 TV Place in Needham. The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need...
April 27, 2015
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program...
April 22, 2015
 All presenting donors in Massachusetts have the chance to win tickets to a Red Sox game and an onfield experience The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in honoring lucky presenting donors through the Blood Donor of the Game program....
April 3, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with community leaders to host three commemorative blood drives in honor of the courageous individuals whose lives were forever changed by the Boston Marathon bombings.     Stoneham Strong Blood Drive Friday, April 10, 2015 2 p.m. – 7 p.m....
March 5, 2015
Red Cross blood and platelet donors answered the call to give amid severe winter weather
March 2, 2015
 The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.
February 17, 2015
High school students in Massachusetts are helping maintain the community blood supply by donating more than 6,800 lifesaving units of blood so far this school year. Students have three more months left in the academic year to make a meaningful difference for hospital patients and aim to win a...
February 5, 2015
 In the wake of severe winter weather across the Northeast, blood and platelets donors are urged to come out to donate, help save lives and get a free Dunkin’ Donor Card*