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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)



September 1, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations. 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.
August 10, 2015
July blood drive may help nearly 6,000 patients.
July 28, 2015
Fifth annual event seeks hundreds of people to give at 14 remaining blood drives. Faith groups throughout the Bay Area are once again teaming with the American Red Cross to help maintain the community blood supply during the summer months. This July, more than 10 different faith-based groups are...
July 14, 2015
Blood donors can receive a free Great America theme park ticket. This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket.
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unable to give. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 18, 2015
South San Francisco residents encouraged to give blood on June 27.   In February 2014, 8-year-old Vanessa Morales was looking forward to playing shortstop for the Bluejays during the upcoming softball season. However, she missed the season after being diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia....
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...