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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

 

 

 

 
August 26, 2016
Broome County Executive Debra Preston and City of Binghamton Mayor Richard  David  are teaming up with the American Red Cross and 9/11 Day for a special blood drive to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of September 11. WHAT: ...
August 24, 2016
The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood donors to give now and address a critical blood shortage. The New York State Fair Blood Drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and summer...
August 17, 2016
It’s been nearly four months since Stephanie McKeel received a double lung transplant.  The Massena Central graduate has cystic fibrosis and her own lungs were failing. She needed the lung transplant to save her life. For the surgery to be performed, Stephanie needed blood transfusions....
August 11, 2016
The Auburn community is helping the American Red Cross during a critical blood shortage by hosting  a “Communities that Care.”  The blood drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and summer...
August 4, 2016
There will be a battle between  New York State Troopers, Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, Mercy EMS, City of Batavia Police and Fire departments, and the Town of Batavia Fire Department  in the community’s first ever Battle of the Badges.  This friendly competition...
July 29, 2016
The Seneca Falls community is helping the American Red Cross during a critical blood shortage by hosting  a “Communities that Care.”  The blood drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and...
July 28, 2016
Watertown and surrounding communities are coming together to help the American Red Cross during a critical blood shortage.  The 7 Days of Caring Blood Drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood due to vacation plans and summer...
July 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with organizers of the Gouverneur/St. Lawrence County Fair for a special blood drive.  For the first time, a Red Cross blood mobile will be stationed at the fair, August 2-7 from 12 to 6 p.m. daily. The Week of Hope Blood Drive comes when the Red Cross is...
July 20, 2016
More than 20 Glens Falls businesses and organizations are joining forces with the American Red Cross for Seven Days of Hope.  The event calls for residents of Glens Falls and surrounding communities to donate blood from August 1-7. Organizers hope to exceed last year’s donations, by...
July 14, 2016
Tragedy struck the Preston Family in 1997 when 36-year-old Bobby Preston lost his life, following a workplace accident.  Nearly 200 units of blood were used, as doctors worked hard to save Bobby’s life. Bobby passed away, leaving behind a daughter and his wife, who was expecting the...