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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:

Mary Brant, External Communications Manager 
(603) 867-9352 




July 7, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood donations and is teaming up with WPDE News Channel 15 to offer donors an opportunity to give blood. A blood drive will be held on Wednesday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle...
July 7, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations and is urging donors of all blood types to give blood at the WACH Fox “Drive for Life” blood drive on Thursday, July 14, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church at 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Each pint of blood...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 27, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with Cumulus radio stations to call on blood donors to give before the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The second annual Cumulus Cares blood drive is Thursday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station’s downtown headquarters at Gervais and Sumter streets.
June 21, 2016
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, the Families of Highway Fatalities and the American Red Cross are hosting a statewide blood drive to raise awareness about the importance of highway safety while honoring those who have lost their lives on South Carolina roadways. 
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.