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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Cara Noble, External Communications Manager 
New York-Penn Blood Services Region
(585) 760-5668 (p) (585) 435-5264 (c)




November 23, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
November 20, 2015
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The Lockport Express is giving hockey fans and local residents their own “shot” at a very important “goal”—helping save lives. The Junior A hockey team is inviting community members to roll up a sleeve and give blood at a special American Red...
October 27, 2015
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the...
October 15, 2015
The American Red Cross is asking donors to help replace blood and platelet donations after severe flooding forced the cancellation of a number of blood drives in the Southeast last week. From Oct. 2-8, more than 50 blood drives were cancelled in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, leaving...
October 12, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.  
October 2, 2015
HARRIS, N.Y. — For the past 10 years, Catskill Regional Medical Center has been steadfast in its commitment to host monthly American Red Cross blood drives. The tradition continues in October with a Halloween themed blood drive. Residents are invited to the “We VANT Your Blood”...
September 23, 2015
Six Flags Great Escape and Red Cross partner for special fall blood drive All presenting donors to receive one free Fright Fest ticket  
September 16, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In loving memory of her grandfather, Cecil McClary, Mayor Lovely Warren is encouraging the Rochester community to roll up a sleeve and give blood on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Keeler Park Apartments on Seneca Manor Drive, across from Wal-Mart on Hudson...
September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to donate...
August 31, 2015
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. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...