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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:

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




September 2, 2016
  Hundreds of donors expected to attend blood drive on 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks  
August 29, 2016
  The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
July 5, 2016
Media Contact: Alyson Barraza   (781) 366-4635 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.