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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)




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...
August 21, 2015
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Residents in the Saranac Lake community are...
August 21, 2015
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — The American Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services Region will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of a new blood donation center at 3601 Union Road in Cheektowaga on Wednesday, August 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The new Union Road Blood Donation Center offers...
August 21, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—  Orange Regional Medical Center announced that it will be a location for American Red Cross monthly blood drives. The Red Cross will hold monthly blood drives on its bloodmobile, beginning Wednesday, September 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continuing every first Wednesday...
August 20, 2015
PERRY, N.Y. — Family and friends of Jenna Borek are turning their heartbreak into hope by challenging residents in Perry and surrounding areas to collect 100 pints of blood in six hours in memory of Jenna. Her family is holding a special American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, August 21...
August 17, 2015
AUBURN, N.Y. — For the past decade, an American Red Cross “Communities That Care” blood drive has been held in the Auburn community, but this year it’s extra special. Residents across the area are being asked to help collect 130 pints of blood in eight hours to help boost...
August 10, 2015
BATAVIA, N.Y. — This summer, a longstanding tradition in Batavia will take on new meaning. For ten years, an American Red Cross “Communities That Care” blood drive has been held in the Batavia community, but this year, residents are being asked to help boost the blood supply by...
August 7, 2015
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. will need blood this summer. Eligible donors are urged to make an appointment now to give blood to help prevent a shortage in donations, and help patients like Cristina Cipolla, mother of two from Penfield. Cristina required two blood transfusions after giving...
August 6, 2015
ONEONTA, N.Y. — All day long, they put their lives on the line to help others and now they’re helping to save lives off the job. The Oneonta Police and Fire Departments are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the first ever Battle of the Badges blood drive in Oneonta, to see who...