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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Mary Brant, External Communications Manager 
(603) 867-9352 




September 22, 2016
The American Red Cross, ABC News 4 and 94.3 WSC FM are treating donors to Chick-fil-A when they come to give at the “Give More Blood, Eat More Chicken” blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Charleston. The blood drive runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at two locations: in the Dillard’s wing...
September 19, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
September 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with WBTW News 13 to encourage people to make a lifesaving difference this September. Donors can give blood on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two locations: Magnolia Mall, 2701 David McLeod Blvd., in Florence; and HealthFinders at Coastal Grand...
September 6, 2016
The American Red Cross and WCSC Live 5 News invite Charleston community members to make a lifesaving impact by giving blood. The Live 5 News blood drive is Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the center court of Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. All presenting donors will receive a...
September 1, 2016
Sumter’s first responders are facing off in an epic blood battle – all in an effort to help save lives.
August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling on donors to be a hero and give blood to boost a critically low blood supply. The Red Cross is teaming up with News 2 and Cumulus Radio’s Nash FM 96.9 for the Be a Hero Blood Drive Blitz on Thursday, Aug. 25 in Mount Pleasant and Summerville. Presenting...
July 20, 2016
For many people, summertime signals a long break from school and fun in the sun. But for the Red Cross, summer represents a critical challenge: keeping blood donations strong to meet patient demand. That’s why WMBF News has teamed with the Red Cross on a summer blood drive Aug. 3 in Florence...
July 20, 2016
The summer is a time when blood donations decline, but donors in the Midlands can hit a home run for life when they give blood this summer. The American Red Cross is partnering with WIS for its annual blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to give donors an opportunity to help save...
July 18, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling on donors to go to bat for patients in need at the annual RiverDog Days of Summer blood drive on July 28 with ABC News 4, iHeartMedia and the Charleston RiverDogs.