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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Tony Briggs, External Communications Manager 
Southern California Blood Services Region
(909) 859-7368 (p) (909) 374-0376 (c)




September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.   In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to...
August 31, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.   “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon...
August 6, 2015
The American Red Cross and KNX1070 NEWSRADIO are encouraging Southern Californians to roll up a sleeve and donate blood at the second annual KNX 1070 Blood Drive. The five-day event will be Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, 2015 at participating Red Cross blood centers.   Blood donations often...
August 1, 2015
On Friday, Aug. 21, residents of Carpinteria and surrounding communities are invited join Katherine “Kat” Pinedo and her family in helping save lives by giving blood at an American Red Cross blood drive in Kat’s honor.  
August 1, 2015
  The 34th annual KLOS Blood Drive concluded July 25 in Southern California collecting 5,874 pints of lifesaving blood.   The five-day, 20-location event, recognized as one of the largest media-sponsored blood drives in the country, gave donors the opportunity to help prevent a serious...
July 2, 2015
 “Meet” Hollywood’s biggest stars when you help save a life This summer, the American Red Cross and Madam Tussauds Hollywood are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood or platelets with free admission to the Hollywood location. During June, July and August, on...
June 30, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 4, 2015
  The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Booster Clubs are partnering with the American Red Cross to hold the 17th annual Dodgers/Angels Boosters Blood Drive Saturday, June 20 at 13 locations throughout Southern California.