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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)

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
September 26, 2016
What Color Do You Bleed blood drive to be held Oct. 1 PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2016) — In the time it takes to watch a football game, 5,760 people will need blood or platelets. The Stumptown Orange of Syracuse University and other Portland alumni clubs are encouraging donors to help tackle...
September 21, 2016
City Blood Challenge collects more than 1,000 units of blood for patients in need PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 21, 2016) — For the fourth consecutive year, the American Red Cross issued a challenge to cities in Oregon and Washington: sponsor a blood drive and help bolster the community blood supply...
September 20, 2016
(Sept. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down...
August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available (Aug. 30, 2016) — The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11....
August 24, 2016
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.  
August 17, 2016
Baskin-Robbins invites donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” Wednesday, Aug. 31 PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 17, 2016) — Summer may be hot, but blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat when they come out to help save lives. The American Red Cross and Baskin-Robbins invite donors to...
August 11, 2016
Portland resident received 187 units of blood, platelets and plasma after 2010 car crash PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 11, 2016) — For the fifth consecutive year, family and friends will hold a blood drive in honor of Cody Hermeling, who sustained life-threatening injuries in a car crash six years ago...
July 28, 2016
American Red Cross partners with Music Saves Lives to offer free VIP Access Passes to the Vans Warped Tour (July 28, 2016) — The American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are working to increase blood donations this summer by offering free access passes to the Music Saves Lives VIP area at the...
July 26, 2016
(July 25, 2016) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...