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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)
krystal.overmyer@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
June 17, 2016
The American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to beat the heat with a free pint of ice cream when they come to give blood on June 23 in Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
June 16, 2016
Martha Herbert never thought that she would be on the receiving end of a blood bag. The longtime Florence blood donor nearly died in a serious accident in 2015, and she needed blood to help save her life. “I’m lucky to be alive and lucky to have received blood,” Herbert said....
June 15, 2016
The American Red Cross is facing one of its most challenging seasons for blood donation and is calling on the community for help. The seventh annual Famously Hot blood drive aims to help increase blood donations this summer, a time when donations decline. Columbia-area donors are urged to give...
June 8, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 12, 2016
One local couple is asking for an unusual birthday gift from the Charlestonians this year: pints of blood.
May 12, 2016
The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are facing off for a lifesaving cause. The agencies are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the fifth “Boots and Badges” blood drive on Friday,...
May 11, 2016
The American Red Cross is hoping baseball fans will hit a home run for the community by joining its lifesaving work. The Red Cross will join the Columbia Fireflies on May 17 as the Fireflies’ “Community Organization of the Game.” Volunteers and staff members will be at the 7:05 p...
May 11, 2016
When you give blood, you can be a hero to patients in need. The American Red Cross encourages Charleston-area residents to uncover their inner hero while honoring our country’s heroes at a May 26 blood drive with ABC News 4 and iHeartMedia’s Y102.5. The May 26 blood drive will be held...
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...