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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) 




October 1, 2015
For many years, Columbia native Ronnetta Hatcher Griffin struggled with extreme fatigue and other health issues, but she never knew why. After being diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, the Columbia College grad and current Mrs. South Carolina has made it her mission to help other women who may...
September 22, 2015
Charleston-area donors will have the opportunity to help patients in need and win a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A at the “Give More Blood, Eat More Chicken” blood drive on Oct. 1 with the American Red Cross, ABC News 4 and 94.3 WSC. The blood drive runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at two...
September 9, 2015
Every day, about 500 donors are needed in South Carolina to meet the needs of hospitals and patients. The American Red Cross is asking Charleston-area residents to offer patients hope by giving blood Sept. 15 at a blood drive sponsored by WCSC Live 5 News, The Bridge at 105.5 and 98 Rock. Donors...
September 8, 2015
Tymia McCulough, age 9, approaches life with a smile. Most people would never guess that this bright young Georgetown resident – who was just crowned Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen – has received over 30 blood transfusions since she was born.
September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
September 2, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.
September 1, 2015
  The American Red Cross and Darlington Raceway are teaming up to give racing enthusiasts the opportunity to help save lives and experience the thrill of NASCAR with a three-day blood drive.
August 25, 2015
Sumter’s first responders are facing off in an epic battle for blood – all to support patients in need. The Red Cross is teaming up with Sumter’s Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), County Sheriff’s Office, and Sumter-Lee Regional Detention...
August 25, 2015
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. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 10, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is teaming up with News 2 and NASH FM to urge the community to give blood. Charleston-area donors can help save lives at the “Be a Hero” blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 20 in Mount Pleasant...