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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)




January 21, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.
January 9, 2016
 The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in memory of Marquis Popp NEW ALBANY, Ind. —The American Red Cross is hosting a special blood drive in memory of Marquis Popp, a 13-year-old who died from congenital heart complications in 2008. The community is invited to take...
January 8, 2016
  EVANSVILLE, Ind. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is celebrating by encouraging eligible donors to start the New Year off right by rolling up a sleeve at the Evansville Donorama blood drive on Tuesday, Jan.19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross...
January 7, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the new year, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month.
December 16, 2015
Give the gift of life at the 38th annual Holiday Hero Donorama LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Join the American Red Cross for a Louisville tradition! Help patients spending this holiday season in the hospital by donating blood at the 38th annual Holiday Hero Donorama on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec....
December 16, 2015
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor...
December 2, 2015
Be part of something meaningful by giving blood NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.
November 24, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.