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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) 




November 23, 2015
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 season with loved ones.
November 23, 2015
The American Red Cross is asking donors to give thanks by giving back this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Donors are needed to give blood at a Black Friday blood drive on Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inlet Square Mall, 10125 Highway 17 Bypass South in Murrells Inlet.
November 21, 2015
The University of South Carolina and Clemson University wrapped up their 31st annual American Red Cross blood drive today, resulting in the eighth consecutive win for USC. Carolina now holds a 17-14 lead in the annual competition with Clemson. The 2015 Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive took place on...
November 11, 2015
The American Red Cross is challenging donors to bleed garnet or orange in support of their favorite college team. Community members are invited to give blood from Nov. 16 through 29 at blood donation centers in Florence or Myrtle Beach and cast their vote for their team of choice, the University of...
November 9, 2015
Before South Carolina’s famous rivals face off on the field, the American Red Cross invites Charleston-area fans to bleed garnet or orange to help save lives.
November 9, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 9, 2015) — Fans of the Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers are invited to show their school spirit and help save lives at the 31st annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.
October 29, 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.
October 26, 2015
The American Red Cross is teaming up with downtown Columbia businesses to ask donors who bleed garnet or orange to give blood for their favorite team. The fifth annual Main Street Battle for Blood is Nov. 3 at four downtown locations. Sponsored by Agapé Senior, First Citizens, MGC Insurance...
October 20, 2015
The Red Cross is out for blood this Halloween. Donors of all blood types are needed to help save lives at the “Starve a Vampire” blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant and Summerville. The Halloween-themed blood drive is sponsored by News 2 and 95SX. 
October 14, 2015
This winter, high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.