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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)




June 23, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.
June 9, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 27, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer...
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...