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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)




April 13, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with Henryville High School on Thursday, April 16, 2015, for a blood drive in memory of student, Crystal Green. Crystal was a 2004 graduate and a dedicated member of the marching and pep bands. She went on to study music at Manchester University in North...
April 8, 2015
  Jeffersonville, Ind. (April 8, 2015) — The American Red Cross invites donors to give blood in honor of 4-year-old Dylan Wiseman on Friday, April 10 at Nelson’s Garage in Jeffersonville. Dylan, who was diagnosed with a rare blood disease called aplastic amenia in the summer of...
March 13, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.
March 5, 2015
Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood donation center or blood drives are closed or canceled: Jefferson County, KY Louisville 3/5/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Orr Corporation, 11601 Interchange Drive 3/5/2015: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sullivan University, 3101...
March 3, 2015
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 3, 2015) — Wear green while you roll up a sleeve at the Holiday Hero St. Patrick’s Day blood drive on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center located at 937 Phillips Lane, South Wing C lobby. Parking at the...
March 2, 2015
  March 2, 2015 — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Kentuckiana,” said Jennifer Adrio, CEO of the Kentucky Region. “They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people...
February 27, 2015
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2015) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the three radio stations of Louisville Public Media, WFPK, WUOL and WFPL, and the Mercury Ballroom for a blood drive that rocks on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mercury Ballroom, located...
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.