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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




April 20, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...
April 13, 2017
Jennifer Heggelke of Binghamton brought her three-year-old son, Abel, to a walk-in care clinic because he had a stomache ache.  Hours later, Jennifer received the shocking diagnosis that Abel has Stage III neuroblastoma.  According to the American Cancer Society, about 700 cases of...
April 12, 2017
Whether you work in Downtown Rochester or just visiting on April 17, the American Red Cross and GeVa Theatre Center hope you take an hour to donate blood to help patients in local hospitals.  A blood drive will be held at GeVa Theatre’s Main Lobby from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. This blood drive is...
April 6, 2017
Jefferson Valley Mall is partnering with American Red Cross to offer quarterly blood drives as a convenient way for mall patrons to donate blood.  The first blood drive will be held Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall’s Center Court. Red Cross blood drives at the mall...
April 4, 2017
WNYT NewsChannel 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross for its annual Save a Life Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held Thursday, April 13 from 1- 7 p.m. at the following locations: ·         Gideon Putnam Hotel, 24 Gideon Putnam Road,...
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 28, 2017
    The American Red Cross, Adirondack Thunder, and Southern Adirondack Realtors are calling for all hockey fans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.  The organizations are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on March 31 from 12 to 6 p.m., at the Glens Falls Civic Center, 1...
March 22, 2017
  The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and...
March 10, 2017
  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.  Red Cross Month is a celebration of the dedicated supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities...
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.