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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:

Patty Corvaia, External Communications Manager 
New York-Penn Blood Services Region




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, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 6, 2016
There is an urgent need for platelet and plasma donations. The American Red Cross is therefore urging all platelet and plasma donors to schedule a donation appointment this Mother’s Day.  Platelet and plasma donors in the NewYork-Penn Region who present on Sunday, May 8 at one of the...
May 5, 2016
Nathan Brown was like a lot of young adults. He enjoyed video games, music, family and friends, and the outdoors.  He had qualities that made him special, including his kindness, generosity, and his willingness to help others. He had great respect for veterans, and joined the New York Army...
April 28, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
April 12, 2016
— The Johnson City Police Department invites the community to pay tribute to fallen Officer David W. Smith by donating blood at a special blood drive in his memory on Monday, April 18 at the Sara Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, where Officer Smith was a parishioner since...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 16, 2016
Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists to help deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals for patients in need...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 16, 2016
The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is inviting the community to pay tribute to fallen Detective John Falcone by giving blood at a special blood drive on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Italian Community Center, 227 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie.
January 26, 2016
Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations