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




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.
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
July 3, 2017
Help celebrate the American Red Cross Central California Region’s century of service by donating at the Red Cross of Ventura County community blood drive Wednesday, July 5, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 836 Calle Plano in Camarillo. A Red Cross chapter was established in California in 1917, serving...
June 19, 2017
  The American Red Cross, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Medical Center and Suburban Propane are teaming up to help increase awareness of the constant need for blood this summer. The organizations are encouraging eligible donors to roll up a sleeve at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Medical...
June 13, 2017
(June 13, 2017) — Calling all real-life Warriors of Light! Square Enix is joining forces with the American Red Cross to launch the Stormblood blood drive during the Electronic Entertainment Expo taking place June 13 to 15.
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 2, 2017
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 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 19th annual Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive. The blood drive will take place Saturday, June 24, at 13...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 3, 2017
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2017) — Mark Vasquez joined the Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in patrol until he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2007. Throughout treatment, Vasquez maintained his positive outlook and remained committed to his...