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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Christine Welch, External Communications Manager
Northern California Blood Services Region
(909) 859-7570 (o) | (909) 374-0376



July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 22, 2017
Help celebrate the American Red Cross’ century of service in California by donating at the Red Cross of the California Northwest community blood drive Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Red Cross Chapter office at 5297 Aero Drive.
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 9, 2017
Univision 19, Three Amigos Auto Center and the American Red Cross are partnering to host the Central Valley’s largest blood drive on Friday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The drive will take place at the Red Cross North Stockton Blood Donation Center and the Three Amigos Auto Center in...
June 9, 2017
  The American Red Cross is looking to grow the number of Blood Services volunteers in Alameda County and will host a volunteer open house Wednesday, June 21, at the Red Cross Fremont-Newark Blood Donation Center. Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 7, 2017
Platelets are critical to helping patients kick cancer NEWARK, Calif. — For the first time, people wanting to make a lifesaving difference in Newark can now donate platelets at the American Red Cross Newark Blood Donation Center.