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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 

 

 

 

 
June 29, 2015
The Fourth of July is a time for family fun and patriotic celebrations, but for the Red Cross, it’s one of the most challenging times for blood donations. The Red Cross is teaming up with Cumulus radio stations in Columbia to encourage people to give blood before the holiday weekend at the...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or...
June 11, 2015
The summer may be hot, but blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat when they come out to save lives. The American Red Cross, News 2, Z93 Jamz, and Ben & Jerry’s invite donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” on Thursday, June 25 in Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
June 8, 2015
The phrase “gift of life” holds special meaning for Daniel Leftridge. The Florence father witnessed how blood helped his baby girl just months after she was born. He encourages community members to give blood to help save the lives of patients like his daughter at the WBTW News 13...
June 3, 2015
For many, summer is a season synonymous with fun in the sun, a trip to the beach or a break from schoolwork. But for the Red Cross, the summer season presents one of its toughest challenges: collecting enough blood to meet patient needs.
May 20, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 12, 2015
A local Boy Scout is asking people to give blood to help patients with a rare form of anemia. Hunter King, 16, is raising awareness about Diamond Blackfan anemia, a disease that requires patients like his cousin to need frequent blood transfusions. Hunter encourages people to give blood May 21...
May 7, 2015
  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Start summer by giving back and grilling out. The American Red Cross invites the Charleston community to enjoy a classic summer pastime while helping save lives by giving blood at the fourth annual Give and Grill blood drive. The event is Tuesday, May 26 from...
May 5, 2015
The Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire Department are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the fourth “Boots and Badges” blood drive May 22 to 26. The multi-day event is scheduled for the critical Memorial Day holiday period, a time when...
April 27, 2015
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program encourages...