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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:

Lindsay English, External Communications Manager 
River Valley Blood Services Region
(502) 540-7092 (p) (502) 475-2084 (c)




November 24, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 13, 2015
FAIRDALE, Ky. (Oct.14, 2015) — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Woody Turner on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta parish. Turner’s son, Joe says his father suffered from cancer on and off for over ten years. During his treatment, he received...
October 12, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.  
September 28, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2015 ) — The American Red Cross is partnering with University of Louisville’s Pan-African Studies department for a special blood drive, encouraging diverse donors who may be a good match for patients with sickle cell disease to give. The drive coincides with...
September 17, 2015
Louisville, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2015) — St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Louisville is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 20 in memory of Laura Comstock. Laura spent her career as a registered nurse at Kosair Children’s Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit, taking care of...
September 11, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2015) — It’s time to roll up your sleeve with the American Red Cross and show some team pride at the second annual Bleed Red and Blue blood drive. Whether you bleed Cardinal red, Kentucky blue, Indiana crimson or Hilltopper red, we want you on the Red Cross...
September 2, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2015) — Join Actors Theatre and the American Red Cross for a blood drive worthy of the world’s most famous vampire! Come donate blood on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown on Fourth Street Live, in front of the Fifth Third bank building.
September 1, 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...
September 1, 2015
 Help the American Red Cross close out the summer with a boost to the blood supply at the annual Labor of Love blood drive. Give blood and help save lives Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Chapter building, located at 29 S. Stockwell Road. Everyone who comes to...