Northern California Blood Services Region

Media Contact

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

Sara O'Brien
Communications Program Manager,
Field Marketing
American Red Cross Blood Services
6230 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA  94618
(510) 594-5205 (p) | (510) 821-1200 (c)
(510) 601-7954 (f)

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
October 1, 2014
After the success of his one-day blood drive in Houston, Fowler to donate $1,000 to the Red Cross for each registered blood donation from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, up to $75,000.
September 9, 2014
 New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to...
August 26, 2014
  The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a...
August 13, 2014
Giants players help American Red Cross attract donors during urgent need for blood   San Francisco Giants players Brandon Crawford and Joaquin Arias will show their support for the American Red Cross and the need for blood donations during a visit to the Bayview YMCA blood drive on Thursday,...
August 13, 2014
 Quad City Derby Bombshells roller derby team to sponsor upcoming drive   The Livermore community blood drive, held in partnership with the American Red Cross, has collected 4,301 pints of blood since its inception in December 2002. The August 15th blood drive will be the 80th time this...
July 22, 2014
  Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation   OAKLAND, Ca (July 22, 2014) – The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
July 17, 2014
  Blood drive to honor memory of Benicia resident All blood types needed – especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative   OAKLAND, Ca (July 17, 2014) —Family and friends of Maxwell “Max” Taylor will gather together to hold a blood drive in his...
June 20, 2014
Interfaith Community Supports Red Cross Blood Services