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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:

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

 

 
September 2, 2015
Georgia State University and the University of Georgia are asking students, alumni, staff and fans to roll up a sleeve to help save lives. The schools are recruiting donors for the fifth annual GSU vs UGA Blood Drive Challenge with the American Red Cross.  The University of Georgia will hold a...
August 31, 2015
The American Red Cross joins 9/11 Day to encourage individuals to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time. 9/11 Day is the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement. David Paine and Jay Winuk launched 9/11 Day in...
August 19, 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 for a...
August 10, 2015
Donors are invited to “Rise Up & Give Blood” at the sixth annual Atlanta Falcons blood drive with the American Red Cross at the Georgia Dome on Monday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 4, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or...
June 16, 2015
The American Red Cross and Atlanta Braves are ready to hit one out of the park for hospital patients in need. The seventh annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive will be held at Turner Field in the 755 Club on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by 680 The Fan, ROCK 100...
May 19, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 15, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 29 in honor of nine-year-old Alex “Smiles” Arrieta. Alex was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia this year and receives blood and platelets for treatment.   The Arrieta family is hosting the blood drive, but this isn...
May 6, 2015
While many are making fun summer plans, others will spend some summer days in the hospital. Every two seconds this summer, someone in the U.S. will need blood. That’s why 41NBC/WMGT is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Memorial Day weekend. Blood donations typically decline in the...