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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




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...
July 7, 2016
The battle is on!  For a second year in a row, the Binghamton Police and Fire departments and the Endicott Police and Fire departments are teaming with the American Red Cross for the Battle of the Badges.  This friendly competition sees who can recruit the most eligible donors in their...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 28, 2016
The American Red Cross and WRBG CBS  News 6 invite residents of Albany and surrounding communities to donate blood on Thursday, July 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. at one of the following locations: The Gideon Putnam 24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs Crossgates Mall 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany...
June 22, 2016
The American Red Cross and WSYR NewsChannel 9 invite residents of Syracuse and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WSYR NewsChannel 9 Holiday Heroes Blood Drive :   Destiny USA (Legacy section next to Lenscrafters) July 1,2,3 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. July 4 from 10 a,m, to...
June 22, 2016
The 26th annual Warren Tire Service blood drive  is being held in memory of John Payne on Friday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls.  Payne, the former general manager of the company, died suddenly in 2009.  When he became the general manager...
June 22, 2016
The American Red Cross and WETM-18 invite residents of Elmira and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WETM summer blood drive on Tuesday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donors may choose to give blood at one of the following locations: Holiday Inn Riverview 760 East...
June 20, 2016
A Battle of the Badges is being waged in honor of Stephanie McKeel, a Massena Central senior who has been fighting her own battle with cystic fibrosis. In this friendly competition, local fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services personnel see who can recruit the most eligible donors in...