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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:

Aly Barraza, External Communications Manager 
Massachusetts and Connecticut Blood Services Regions

 

 

 

 
July 5, 2016
Media Contact: Alyson Barraza   (781) 366-4635 DEDHAM, Ma (July 5, 2016) -- The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 30, 2016
New partnership includes several local blood drives to help stop a summer shortage
June 7, 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. 
May 25, 2016
Local first responders compete to increase blood donations West Springfield firefighters and police are on the same team when it comes to saving lives, but the two departments will duke it out all for a good cause during an American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at...
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 26, 2016
  May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency...
April 12, 2016
Presenting donors in MA, ME, NH, VT and CT have the chance to win tickets to a Red Sox game and an on-field experience  
April 6, 2016
American Red Cross hosts commemorative blood drives in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings  
March 23, 2016
Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations   The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.   Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.