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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 1600's 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) 




August 10, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is teaming up with News 2 and NASH FM to urge the community to give blood. Charleston-area donors can help save lives at the “Be a Hero” blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 20 in Mount Pleasant...
August 4, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
August 3, 2015
When school is out and it’s time for summer vacation, blood donation can drop off the to-do list. But patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood.
July 23, 2015
WIS is partnering with the American Red Cross to help ensure blood is available this summer for patients in need. The Count on WIS blood drive is Aug. 6 in Columbia, Lexington and Sumter, and the drive will give donors an opportunity to help stabilize the blood supply and potentially help save up...
July 21, 2015
The summer months are a time for fun, travel and adventure – but they also represent one of the most challenging times for blood donations. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Alpha Media radio stations in Columbia to encourage people to give blood this summer and help save lives....
July 15, 2015
The American Red Cross is asking donors to go to bat for patients in need at the RiverDog Days of Summer blood drive July 30 in Charleston, sponsored by ABC News 4, Y 102.5 and the Charleston RiverDogs.
July 14, 2015
This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood or platelets at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket, including Carowinds in Charlotte. Donors also have special access to additional discounted tickets...
July 6, 2015
Every year, about 800 people are killed in crashes on South Carolina roads. The American Red Cross and Families of Highway Fatalities invite South Carolinians to remember those individuals by giving the gift of life in their honor from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11 at Red Cross blood donation...
July 6, 2015
The American Red Cross is urging donors of all blood types to donate blood and help prevent a summer blood shortage at the WACH Fox “Drive for Life” blood drive on Thursday, July 16.
July 6, 2015
The American Red Cross is calling on donors of all blood types to help save lives and prevent a summer blood shortage at the WPDE News Channel 15 “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” blood drive on Wednesday, July 15 in Florence and Myrtle Beach.