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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) 




December 31, 2014
With the New Year just around the corner, the American Red Cross encourages donors to resolve to help save a life by donating blood. Donors can roll up a sleeve with ABC Columbia and iHeartRadio’s 97.5 WCOS and 100.1 WVOC at the New Year’s Blood Drive. The event takes place 7 a.m. to 7...
December 31, 2014
The American Red Cross is calling on hockey fans and community members to score a lifesaving goal at the annual “Score One 4 Life” blood drive in Charleston. The event is sponsored by the South Carolina Stingrays, ABC News 4, 98 Rock and The Bridge at 105.5. Donors can roll up a sleeve...
December 29, 2014
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 18, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The American Red Cross, Hometown Columbia Media, WLTX News 19 and Columbiana Centre are encouraging donors to make a lifesaving New Year’s resolution by donating blood. The “New Year, New Life” blood drive is on Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbiana...
December 17, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — On Christmas Eve, blood donors in the Charleston area have the opportunity to give possibly the most important gift – that of helping to save a life.
December 17, 2014
This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives.
December 15, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. —This holiday season, Charleston-area residents can give something that means something by giving blood. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Count on 2 News and Y102.5 for “The Perfect Gift” blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 in Mount...
December 9, 2014
  DARLINGTON, S.C. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross and Darlington Raceway encourage race fans to give a meaningful gift to patients in need by donating blood at the second annual Darlington Raceway holiday blood drive. The event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at...
December 2, 2014
In this season of giving, the American Red Cross and WPDE News Channel 15 encourage you to “Give Something that Means Something” by donating blood 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in Florence and Myrtle Beach. The holidays bring families and friends together to share in...
December 2, 2014
he American Red Cross is looking for volunteers throughout South Carolina to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available when patients need them. Volunteers in the South Carolina Blood Services Region are needed to serve in a variety of roles. Donor ambassadors are needed to welcome and...