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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 

 

 

 

 
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...
April 20, 2015
Emeline Carlisle was just 2 years old when second- and third-degree burns sent her to the emergency room. Thanks to the blood donations from strangers, Carlisle is alive today and encouraging the community to give blood at the Fox 24 and NASH FM 96.9 blood drive on April 30 in North Charleston.
April 17, 2015
The American Red Cross celebrated its dedicated volunteers at an annual volunteer appreciation event Thursday in Columbia. Held during National Volunteer Week, the event honored exemplary volunteers in the Central South Carolina region who selflessly give their time, money and blood to fulfill the...
March 23, 2015
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month in the city of Columbia, recognizing the daily efforts of the American Red Cross and its everyday heroes that provide disaster assistance and lifesaving blood in Columbia and across South Carolina.
March 10, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in...
March 10, 2015
March is Red Cross Month, and the Red Cross is calling on ordinary people to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Join News 2 and 1250 WTMA for the Blood Drive Blitz on March 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point St. in Mount Pleasant, and Summerville Baptist Church...
March 5, 2015
Florence and Myrtle Beach residents can hit a home run for patients by giving blood with WMBF News, iHeartMedia and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at their spring blood drive. The “Hit a Home Run for Life” blood drive takes place Wednesday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Magnolia Mall in...
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.