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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
585-775-7673

 

 

 

 
December 7, 2016
  The American Red Cross and WRGB CBS 6 News invite residents of Albany and surrounding communities to come to the Holiday Heroes blood drive on Monday, December 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at one of the following locations: Proctor’s Theatre  432 State St., Schenectady   Saratoga...
December 6, 2016
  The Rochester Police Department and Rochester Police Locust Club  invite the community  to pay tribute to Officer Daryl Pierson by joining them at the third annual blood drive in his memory.   Officer Pierson dedicated his life to serving his community.  He was 32 years...
December 5, 2016
Olivia Commisso was only 10 weeks old when she received her first blood transfusion.  Olivia’s body cannot produce normal hemoglobin because she has a blood disorder called Beta Thalassemia Major.  She will need blood transfusions for the rest of her life.
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 25, 2016
Coach Werner Kleemann has dedicated his career to teaching, coaching and to being a community role model.  He is admired, loved and respected by the countless Rush Henrietta High School football players he coached, students he taught, fellow Section V athletic directors and coaches, and...
November 25, 2016
  What do the Grinch, Santa Claus and the American Red Cross have in common?  They’ll all be at the Cookies with Santa in Whoville event on Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Union City Elementary School, 91 Miles Street, Union City.  A Red Cross blood drive will...
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 16, 2016
 Niko Dinovo’s family says  Niko has a heart of gold, and that he loves his family and friends, the color pink and the Dallas Cowboys.  Family members recall he says “I love you” to everyone before going out. They’ll also tell you that Niko is the family...
November 8, 2016
  On Veterans Day, we honor Americans who have served our country in the Armed Forces.  For the American Red Cross, November 11 is a day to salute our men and women in uniform and reflect on the origins of the organization, which dates back to the Civil War when Founder Clara Barton began...
November 7, 2016
On Veterans Day, we honor Americans who have served our country in the Armed Forces.  For the American Red Cross, November 11 is a day to salute our men and women in uniform and reflect on the origins of the organization, which dates back to the Civil War when Founder Clara Barton began caring...