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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)




February 19, 2015
 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) — As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help replenish the blood supply. The recent severe winter weather...
February 16, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2015) —Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood donation centers and blood drives are closed or cancelled.   Clark County, IN Jeffersonville 2/16/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Clark County Blood Donation Center, 1805 E. 8th St. 2/16/...
February 11, 2015
  Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2015) — The Wix family is encouraging the Frankfort community to come together and donate blood in memory of 10-year-old Searcey Wix. The little girl, who her mother describes as “small but mighty”, died from a congenital heart defect last February.
January 13, 2015
  EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 13, 2015) — The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to start the new year off right by coming to donate at the Evansville Donorama blood drive on Monday, Jan.19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southwestern Indiana Prevention Center. Everyone who attempts...
January 6, 2015
  January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 17, 2014
  VINCENNES, Ind. (Dec.17, 2014) — Join the American Red Cross for the Knox County Donorama blood drive and help make a difference for patients spending the holiday season in the hospital. The drive will take place on Monday, Dec. 22 at the Eagles Lodge Hall located at 1325 Willow Street...
December 17, 2014
  GREENWOOD, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Get into the giving spirit at the second annual Valle Vista Golf Club blood drive. The drive will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Valle Vista, located at 755 E. Main St. from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone who comes to give will be entered to win several...
December 11, 2014
  The family of Liam Ison, aka “Legendary Liam” is asking the Mt. Sterling community to give blood in memory of their brave son who lost his battle with three congenital heart defects last May.  Liam received many blood products while undergoing treatment, including five open...
December 11, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2014) — Join the American Red Cross for a Louisville tradition! Help patients spending the holiday season in the hospital by donating blood at the 37th annual Holiday Hero Donorama, sponsored by KFC, on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 from noon to 7 p.m. at the...
December 8, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2014) — The American Red Cross invites the community to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and give hope to patients in need by giving blood at the Columbus Donorama on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Commons, 300 Washington St....