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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 1600s 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) 




January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 30, 2015
The American Red Cross is calling on blood donors to score one for life at a winter blood drive sponsored by the South Carolina Stingrays, ABC News 4 and 103.5 WEZL in Charleston. The annual Score One 4 Life blood drive is Thursday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods...
December 29, 2015
With the New Year just around the corner, the American Red Cross encourages donors to resolve to help save a life in 2016 by giving blood. Donors are needed to give the gift of life at the New Year’s Blood Drive with ABC Columbia and iHeartRadio’s 100.1 The Beat, 104.7 WNOK and 97.5...
December 23, 2015
This holiday season, the Red Cross encourages Charleston-area residents to give something that truly means something – a blood donation. Donors can give “The Perfect Gift” with the Red Cross, News 2 and Magic 107.3 at a Dec. 29 blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant...
December 23, 2015
In South Carolina, about 800 lives are claimed each year by traffic collisions. Families of Highway Fatalities and the American Red Cross are asking South Carolinians to remember those individuals lost on South Carolina highways by giving the gift of life this holiday season, at a time when blood...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 17, 2015
On Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, blood donors in the Charleston area have the opportunity to give possibly the most important gift – that of helping to save a life. Trident Regional Medical Center is hosting its eighth annual Christmas Eve blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9330 Medical...
December 16, 2015
  The busy holiday season is one of the most challenging times for the American Red Cross to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. On Dec. 22, the Red Cross and WACH Fox are teaming up for a holiday blood drive to help make sure patients in need can make their own special holiday...
December 16, 2015
The American Red Cross, Hometown Columbia Media, WLTX News 19 and Salsarita’s are encouraging donors to end 2015 on a lifesaving note by giving blood. The “New Year, New Life” blood drive is Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salsarita’s in Lexington, 5135 Sunset...
December 10, 2015
This holiday season, the Red Cross is calling on the Columbia community to give a unique gift—the gift of life. Columbia-area residents are encouraged to give blood at an inaugural Holiday Blood Drive on Friday, Dec. 18, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center,...