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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)



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....
February 25, 2015
  News Release     Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donors after severe weather impacts collections
February 18, 2015
News Release                          Support the American Red Cross and become an everyday hero March is Red Cross Month   NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 18, 2015) — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross...
January 2, 2015
News Release       New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives
December 22, 2014
  The American Red Cross and WAVY-TV 10 remind locals that Every Drop Counts Help save lives at annual end of year blood drive