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South Carolina Blood Services Region

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:

Krystal Overmyer, External Communications Manager 
South Carolina Blood Services Region
(803) 251-6034 (p) (803)446-7743 (c)
krystal.overmyer@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
March 2, 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.
February 11, 2015
  This February, warm the heart of a patient in need. The American Red Cross and Live 5 News are teaming up for the Warm Hearts blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Citadel Mall in Charleston in an effort to increase blood donations during the winter season.
February 2, 2015
This basketball season, Mayor Steve Benjamin, the city of Columbia and the American Red Cross invite you to join a lifesaving team by giving blood. The fifth annual Columbia Lifesavers “Hoop it Up” blood drive is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention...
January 26, 2015
  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Before you celebrate Valentine’s Day, the American Red Cross encourages you to give the ultimate gift of love by donating blood. The Red Cross, Fox 24 and 95SX invite donors to “Have a Heart, Donate Blood” at a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...
January 14, 2015
The American Red Cross and WBTW News 13 are teaming up for a blood drive to help boost donations during the winter, one of the most difficult times of year to collect blood donations. WBTW News 13’s winter blood drive is on Thursday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Magnolia Mall, 2701 David...
December 31, 2014
With the New Year just around the corner, the American Red Cross encourages donors to resolve to help save a life by donating blood. Donors can roll up a sleeve with ABC Columbia and iHeartRadio’s 97.5 WCOS and 100.1 WVOC at the New Year’s Blood Drive. The event takes place 7 a.m. to 7...
December 31, 2014
The American Red Cross is calling on hockey fans and community members to score a lifesaving goal at the annual “Score One 4 Life” blood drive in Charleston. The event is sponsored by the South Carolina Stingrays, ABC News 4, 98 Rock and The Bridge at 105.5. Donors can roll up a sleeve...
December 29, 2014
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 18, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The American Red Cross, Hometown Columbia Media, WLTX News 19 and Columbiana Centre are encouraging donors to make a lifesaving New Year’s resolution by donating blood. The “New Year, New Life” blood drive is on Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbiana...
December 17, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — On Christmas Eve, blood donors in the Charleston area have the opportunity to give possibly the most important gift – that of helping to save a life.