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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)



November 23, 2015
    Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this holiday season Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive  
November 18, 2015
    American Red Cross platelet donors receive a sweet surprise Help save lives and receive a pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving ROANOKE, Va. (Nov. 18, 2014) — The American Red Cross is sweetening the incentive to donate platelets this Thanksgiving. Everyone who attempts to donate...
November 10, 2015
News Release    Media contacts: Kristen Hatfield, 757-439-3064 @RedCrossMAR        
October 28, 2015
  Red Cross introduces new RapidPass online donor health history Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives   NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red...
October 16, 2015
  The American Red Cross urges blood donations in the wake of Southeast storms and flooding Storm causes shortfall of about 1,260 blood and platelet donations
October 12, 2015
    Students can now sign up to host winter Red Cross blood drives and become eligible for scholarships Youth blood drive coordinators needed Dec. 15 through Jan. 15  
October 12, 2015
  Stafford High School student wins Red Cross scholarship Students can now sign up to host winter blood drives, become eligible for scholarships    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 12, 2015) — Steven Jett of Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded one of six $1,000 American Red Cross...
September 29, 2015
     Community urged to remember local teen at blood drive Blood donors can celebrate life by helping to save a life Oct. 6
September 3, 2015
Media contact: Kristen Hatfield, 757-430-3064, @RedCrossMAR             Red Cross blood drives planned in remembrance of Sept. 11 Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day...
September 3, 2015
News Release     Red Cross urges eligible donors to close out summer with a blood or platelet donation Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend    (Sept. 3, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a...