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
July 13, 2017
KGON 92.3 Classic Rock sponsors blood drive in three locations PORTLAND/SALEM, Ore. (July 13, 2017) – Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KGON 92.3 Classic Rock. The community can help save lives at the Rock ‘N Roll Up...
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
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 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.