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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)



May 26, 2015
Fairfield residents encouraged to give blood. The first week of elementary school doesn’t typically carry a heavy workload. For Jayson Irizarry though, it was a very difficult week. He was diagnosed with a fast growing leukemia called TCELL ALL on his second day of fourth grade.
May 19, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope." campaign. The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope...
May 14, 2015
Local fire and law enforcement compete to increase blood donations. Local fire and law enforcement personnel are teaming with the American Red Cross for the first Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood. Individuals can...
May 14, 2015
Salinas area residents encouraged to give blood Nine year old Connor Johnson loves basketball and signed up to play for his first basketball team in December 2014. Unfortunately, Connor was diagnosed severe aplastic anemia a few days later, and did not get the chance to play. Connor has received...
April 30, 2015
Santa Cruz residents encouraged to give blood   The Santa Cruz Front Street Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (WFHM) team is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive in honor of their co-worker, Christina Low. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in Novermber 2014 and is receiving...
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.