Southern California 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:

Christine Welch, External Communications Manager
Southern California Blood Services Region
(909) 859-7570 (o) | (909) 374-0376




October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
August 21, 2017
The American Red Cross is calling on Southern California baseball fans to knock it out of the park and help the community by donating blood at the final Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive of the summer. The blood drive will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, at eight Red Cross sites throughout...
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
August 2, 2017
The American Red Cross invites eligible donors to help offset the summer blood shortage by giving blood at the San Antonio Regional Hospital Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those who come to donate can enjoy lunch and get a $10 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane,...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 14, 2017
The 36th annual 95.5 KLOS Blood Drive, one of the largest media-sponsored blood drives in the country, is gearing up to help overcome a summer shortage of the community blood supply. Once again, the American Red Cross and 95.5 KLOS are coming together to rock Southern California’s airwaves...
July 11, 2017
Help celebrate the American Red Cross’ century of service in Central California by donating at the Red Cross of the Pacific Coast community blood drive Monday, July 24, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 2707 State St. in Santa Barbara.