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Southern 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:

Kristen Stancil, External Communications Manager 
Southern Blood Services Region
9851 Commerce Way
Douglasville, GA 30135
(770) 852-4040 (p) | (678) 614-3643 (c)


October 24, 2016
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 in honor of 4-year-old Mykenzi Adams at Oak Hill Church of Christ in Covington. Last year, Mykenzi was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma a type of cancer that occurs most often in infants and young children. Many cancer patients...
October 13, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five days of donation and,...
September 16, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
August 30, 2016
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help...
August 22, 2016
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.  
August 1, 2016
All eligible donors are invited to Rise Up and give blood at the seventh annual Atlanta Falcons blood drive with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. This blood drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many...
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 available throughout the...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 9, 2016
Volunteers are invited to help strike out a blood shortage by donating blood at the Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive at Turner Field on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This drive is co-sponsored by 680 The Fan, ROCK 100.5 and WSB-TV. This is the largest single day Red Cross blood...
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.