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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Natividad Lewis, External Communications Manager 
Northern California and Pacific Northwest Blood Services Regions
(704) 517-0413 (c)



September 20, 2016
(Sept. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down...
August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available (Aug. 30, 2016) — The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11....
August 24, 2016
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
July 28, 2016
Donors needed to give blood to help address significant shortage OAKLAND, Calif. (July 26, 2016) — The Vallejo and surrounding Oakland communities are encouraged to help save lives by donating blood in honor of 17-year-old blood recipient Tyra Watkins on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at...
July 26, 2016
(July 25, 2016) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...
July 20, 2016
American Red Cross partners with Music Saves Lives to offer free VIP Access Passes to the Vans Warped Tour (July 20, 2016) — The American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are working to increase blood donations this summer by offering free access passes to the Music Saves Lives VIP area at the...
July 18, 2016
(July 18, 2016) — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 30, 2016
Northern California Blood Services Region’s largest blood collection effort kicks off this July OAKLAND, Calif. (July 4, 2016) — The American Red Cross announces the sixth annual Interfaith Community Blood Drive, the largest, single blood collection effort in the history of the...
June 7, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 25, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign (May 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign,...