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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

 

 

 

 
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
January 15, 2016
  The American Red Cross is honored to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, January 15, 2016. The occasion marks National Blood Donor Month, which runs through the end of January.
January 11, 2016
All those who come to give blood or platelets in January will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card in celebration of National Blood Donor Month