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Northern California 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:

Sara O'Brien, External Communications Manager 
Northern California Blood Services Region
(510) 594-5205 (p) (510) 821-1200 (c)



April 13, 2015
Retirees volunteer inside secure facility The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is well-known in the security community as a government organization enhancing the nation’s defense and reducing the global threat of terrorism. If you do not work there, due to security, you may not...
February 24, 2015
Everyone knows giving blood can help save patients’ lives, but sometimes it can help save donors’ lives too. Hayward resident, Dorothy Schmitt, is one such donor.  Schmitt confesses she did not donate blood very often, although she meant to give more frequently. A few years ago,...
February 18, 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Northern California,” said Mark Cloutier, CEO, Northern California Coastal Region, “They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take...
February 10, 2015
Benicia residents encouraged to give blood. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 in memory of Sumita Adhya, M.D.
January 7, 2015
Resolve to give  blood or platelets, and encourage others, during National Blood Donor Month January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 23, 2014
Eligible donors asked to give the gift that can help save lives this holiday season This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can...
November 25, 2014
This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.
November 13, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers...