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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) 




November 24, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.
November 22, 2014
  COLUMBIA, S.C.— The University of South Carolina and Clemson University wrapped up their 30th annual blood drive today, resulting in the seventh consecutive win for USC. Carolina now holds a 16-14 lead in the annual competition with Clemson. The 2014 Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive took...
November 10, 2014
News Release Media contacts: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood   Donors invited to show Gamecock or Tiger pride by giving blood Donate a pint of blood and cast your vote for Carolina or Clemson   SUMTER, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2014) — Whether your blood runs...
November 10, 2014
News Release   Media contacts: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood       Carolina, Clemson fans face off for a cause at 12th annual blood drive Roll up a sleeve at Red Cross...
November 10, 2014
News Release     Media contacts: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood       American Red Cross donors to be inducted into the Fenwal Donation Hall of Fame
November 6, 2014
  Media contacts: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood       Carolina and Clemson fans face off at 30th annual Red Cross blood drive Fans invited to bleed garnet and orange to...
October 22, 2014
    Media contact: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood