Newsroom Archive

Southern Blood Services Region

October 31, 2012
Paula Deen and her family have been long-time supporters of the American Red Cross and giving blood.  And, the family is asking their fans to help save lives by donating blood at their blood drive on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Savannah.  This is the fourth blood drive Paula Deen...
October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of more than 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 13 states and the District of Columbia along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations already. The shortfall is expected to grow as Sandy is causing power...
October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may take aim at the eastern coast of the United States as early as this weekend. As communities brace for the storm’s arrival, the American Red Cross urges people in the possible path of this storm to stay informed and get prepared now in case their community is affected. One...
October 19, 2012
The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are asking students, alumni, staff and fans to help save lives by giving blood.  The schools are competing to see which one can recruit the most blood donors in this second annual blood drive challenge.
October 12, 2012
An estimated 12 million Americans are presently living with or have been diagnosed with cancer. Many cancer patients need blood and blood products as a result of cancer treatments or to help treat the cancer itself. You can help those battling cancer by donating blood or platelets with the American...
October 4, 2012
The leaves are changing colors and temperatures are dropping. One thing that remains the same is the constant need for blood. The American Red Cross asks donors to “Give Something That Means Something” for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card useable toward gas, rent, food or tickets to...
October 4, 2012
AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces for “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” – a campaign that kicks off September 24 and runs through October 22. 
September 10, 2012
Georgia State University and the University of Georgia are facing off to see which school can recruit the most blood donors.  Students, staff, alumni and fans are asked to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need and show their support for GSU or UGA. The University of Georgia will hold a...
August 26, 2012
As communities throughout the Southeast brace for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac, the American Red Cross urges everyone to be prepared for this and other emergencies. One way to help your community be prepared is by donating blood prior to the storm’s arrival.
August 6, 2012
Join the Atlanta Falcons and the American Red Cross for “Rise Up & Give Blood”.  The blood drive, sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Dome and The Home Depot, will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome – Gate D.