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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) 




March 16, 2016
  March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is teaming up with Charleston's News 2 and 1250 WTMA to invite ordinary people to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Community members are encouraged to give blood at the Blood Drive Blitz on March 24, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Omar...
February 29, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 16, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling on the Columbia community to join a lifesaving team by giving blood. Mayor Steve Benjamin, the City of Columbia and the American Red Cross encourage people to score one for life at the sixth annual Columbia Lifesavers “Hoop it Up” blood drive on Friday...
February 16, 2016
This February, the American Red Cross encourages the greater Charleston community to warm the hearts of patients in need. The Red Cross and Live 5 News are teaming up for a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Citadel Mall in an effort to increase blood donations during...
February 2, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations and is partnering with Fox 24 Charleston and 96.9 NASH FM to urge people to give blood at a Feb. 9 blood drive. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in...
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...