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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Bernadette Jay, External Communications Manager 
Appalachian & Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Regions
(804) 780-2258 (p)



May 23, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign 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...
April 28, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month 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...
March 23, 2016
Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood 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.
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.  
February 23, 2016
  Deliver lifesaving blood products to patients in need Red Cross seeks volunteer transportation specialists   NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 23, 2016) — Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in...
January 27, 2016
        Red Cross has emergency need for blood and platelet donations Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations  
January 14, 2016
                 Community urged to donate blood during National Blood Donor Month in honor of local blood recipient Help keep blood on hospital shelves for patients like Caitlyn Brown  
January 11, 2016
    Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a winter shortage  
December 26, 2015
    The American Red Cross teams up with WAVY-TV 10 to end 2015 with a good deed Help save lives at annual blood drive and bring home a long sleeve T-shirt   NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 26, 2015) — The American Red Cross and WAVY-TV 10 are asking the community to end the year with a...
December 15, 2015
    Community urged to give something that means something in honor of local blood recipient Help keep blood on hospital shelves this holiday season for patients like Kennedy Estes   RICHMOND, Va., (Dec. 15, 2015)—The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of a...