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




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...
May 1, 2017
POMONA, Calif. (May 1, 2017) — In honor of National Trauma Awareness Month, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, an acute care and newly designated Los Angeles County Level II Trauma Center, joins the American Red Cross to host a blood drive Friday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The blood...
April 20, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...
April 19, 2017
Community encouraged to donate blood April 26 to help save lives SAN DIEGO (April 19, 2017) — The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the American Red Cross announce an upcoming blood drive Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recently constructed Fire Station 45 in Mission...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care (March 22, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel...