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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

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

Tiffany Taylor, External Communications Manager
River Valley and Tennessee Valley Blood Services Regions
(205) 482-3867 (c)




May 4, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies. Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was...
April 19, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 18, 2016) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the...
March 30, 2016
  BARDSTOWN, Ky. (March. 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross and Reagan’s Voice Foundation are teaming up to host a special blood drive in memory of Reagan Carter on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, 114 N. 5th St., in the Chapel.
March 16, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April, and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. More than 3 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes...
March 7, 2016
Red Cross partnership with 107.5 WABX encourages communityto give blood in honor of Red Cross Month and Evansville centennial anniversary
March 2, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of...
February 26, 2016
 Avoid the pinch by giving red and wearing green at the annual Holiday Hero blood drive LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb 26, 2016) — Wear green and bring your own pint – of blood that is at the Holiday Hero St. Patrick’s Day blood drive on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 7 p.m. at...
February 16, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 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 down the street,...
January 21, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.