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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)




August 26, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2016) — The American Red Cross, Actors Theatre, Fifth Third Bank and 106.9 Play are teaming up for a “fang-tastic” cause: a blood drive guaranteed to frighten vampires and help patients in need this fall. The 10th annual Actors Theatre Dracula...
August 4, 2016
By: Rhiannon Gilbert If one were to donate a pint of blood at an American Red Cross blood drive in Louisville, Ky., chances are they would encounter an outgoing, elderly gentleman wearing a decorated Red Cross vest and carrying a piece of paper with his story in his pocket.
July 22, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The American Red Cross and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church invite individuals to donate blood at the 16th Annual Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, in Louisville.
July 1, 2016
Community gives back as 10th anniversary of Comair Flight 5191 crash approaches LEXINGTON, Ky.  – The American Red Cross and The Campbell House invite volunteer blood donors to honor the lives of those forever changed by the Delta Comair Flight 5191 crash and to help ensure a stable...
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...