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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) 




May 12, 2016
One local couple is asking for an unusual birthday gift from the Charlestonians this year: pints of blood.
May 12, 2016
The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are facing off for a lifesaving cause. The agencies are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the fifth “Boots and Badges” blood drive on Friday,...
May 11, 2016
The American Red Cross is hoping baseball fans will hit a home run for the community by joining its lifesaving work. The Red Cross will join the Columbia Fireflies on May 17 as the Fireflies’ “Community Organization of the Game.” Volunteers and staff members will be at the 7:05 p...
May 11, 2016
When you give blood, you can be a hero to patients in need. The American Red Cross encourages Charleston-area residents to uncover their inner hero while honoring our country’s heroes at a May 26 blood drive with ABC News 4 and iHeartMedia’s Y102.5. The May 26 blood drive will be held...
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
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.