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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)




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...
August 19, 2015
 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2015) — Grab a corn dog, check out the Midway, walk through the livestock exhibits, then make plans to donate blood with American Red Cross! The Red Cross is asking Kentucky State Fairgoers to help prevent an emergency blood shortage and ensure an adequate...
August 19, 2015
WAVE 3 News Anchor Dawne Gee is partnering with the American Red Cross to encourage blood donations with a SleevesUp campaign, a unique online tool designed to encourage blood donation. With the help of the Red Cross, Gee created a virtual blood drive and is asking donors across “WAVE Country...
August 3, 2015
 The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of 4-year-old Logan Collins. This is the second year Logan’s parents, Laura and Josh, have worked with the Red Cross to encourage others to give blood in honor of their son. Last June, Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic...
July 15, 2015
 This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket.