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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)




November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 14, 2016
   EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Nov. 7, 2016) — This Thanksgiving season, the American Red Cross and WEVV 44News are inviting individuals to give something that means something – a blood donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season...
October 25, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2016) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season. Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a...
September 16, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2016) — September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the American Red Cross, Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana (SCAK) and the Louisville Urban League are teaming up to host Louisville’s first community blood drive aimed at raising...
September 1, 2016
  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The American Red Cross is supporting 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. A special Holiday Hero blood drive will be held Wednesday, September...
August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available LOUISVILLE, KY  — The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept....
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 12th 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...