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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) 




April 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with Fox 24 and 95SX to offer donors a lifesaving opportunity. Community members are invited to give blood on Thursday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods Blvd in Charleston. Right now, blood donations are being delivered to...
March 31, 2016
April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross is seeking Columbia and Charleston-area volunteers for a unique opportunity: helping deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals for patients in need.
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 17, 2016
With baseball season just around the corner, the American Red Cross is teaming up once again with WMBF News to encourage everyday heroes to knock one out of the park for patients in need by donating blood on March 30 at the “Swing into Spring” blood drive.
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...