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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) 




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,...