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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 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

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

April Phillips, Communications Program Director
Southern California Blood Services Region
(678)488-7926
april.phillips@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
July 26, 2016
(July 25, 2016) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...
July 18, 2016
VENTURA, Calif. (July 18, 2016) — For the first time in eight years, the American Red Cross in Southern California has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
July 15, 2016
The 35th annual 95.5 KLOS Blood Drive, one of the largest media-sponsored blood drives in the country, is gearing up to help put an end to summer shortages of the community blood supply. Once again, the American Red Cross and 95.5 KLOS are coming together to rock Southern California’s...