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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) 




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*
December 29, 2014
 All who come to give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin' Donor Card
November 13, 2014
DEDHAM, Mass. – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
October 24, 2014
Event in celebration of annual Bob’s Discount Furniture $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (October 24, 2014) – Bob’s Discount Furniture and the American Red Cross are teaming up with the New England Patriots to host the eighth annual Bob...