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Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

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:

Kristen Hatfield, External Communications Manager 
Appalachian & Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region
(757) 446-7562 (p) (757) 439-3064 (c)



June 30, 2015
News Release               Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   NORFOLK, Va. (June 29, 2015)...
June 19, 2015
  American Red Cross joins forces with ABC13 to boost blood supply Attempt to donate at Saving Lives Blood Drive and receive a $10 Visa gift card  
June 11, 2015
  Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor  celebrate World Blood Donor Day Limited-edition Nexcare give bandage available now through June 14  
June 4, 2015
      American Red Cross kicks off summer with WSET-TV Locals invited to donate blood at Summer Vacation Blood Donation blood drive  
May 19, 2015
News Release   Red Cross urges summer blood and platelet donations to prevent seasonal shortage Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign  
May 15, 2015
  News Release     Red Cross kicks off summer with the annual FOX43 Blood Drive The need for blood never takes a day off, even over Memorial Day weekend  
May 4, 2015
        Hampton Roads teenager battles rare cancer Donate blood in honor of Jaylin Stukes  
March 19, 2015
News Release     Hampton Roads Harley Davidson Revs Up for 20th annual Red Cross blood drive Donate in memory of former Harley employee Vince Miles  
March 10, 2015
  Severe winter weather affects Red Cross blood, platelet donations Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1 NORFOLK, Va. (March 10, 2015) — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American...
March 5, 2015
    Fike High School Blood Drive is largest single day blood drive in U.S. American Red Cross and Fike High School are joining forces to help save lives GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2015)-The American Red Cross and Fike High School are teaming up again for their annual March blood drive....