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Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

Media Contact

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

Natividad Lewis, External Communications Manager
Northern California and Pacific Northwest Blood Services Regions
(704) 517-0413 (c)
natividad.lewis@redcross.org

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
 
June 20, 2017
Red Cross hosting annual Celebrate Freedom blood drive July 4  Six tips for new and loyal donors to help make their donation process easy as pie PORTLAND, Ore. (June 20, 2017) — This Fourth of July, donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need during the American...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 9, 2017
June 17 event includes sickle cell awareness discussion panel PORTLAND, Ore. (June 9, 2017) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give at the 12th annual Dr. Charles Drew blood drive Saturday, June 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Cross Portland Blood Donation Center, 3131...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
April 20, 2017
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month (April 20, 2017) — During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 23, 2017
Platelets are critical to helping patients kick cancer SALEM, Ore. (March 23, 2017) — For the first time, people wanting to make a lifesaving difference in Salem can donate platelets at the American Red Cross Salem Blood Donation Center beginning Friday, March 31.
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care (March 22, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....