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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 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

 

 
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...
April 27, 2015
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program encourages...
March 9, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in...
March 9, 2015
The American Red Cross, Heritage Classic Foundation and RBC Heritage are teeing off to help hospital patients in need. This is the first year the organizations are working together to help increase blood donations and raise awareness about the foundation and the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament....
February 26, 2015
As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help replenish the blood supply. The recent severe winter weather forced the cancellation of 36 Red Cross blood...
February 20, 2015
The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region is excited to provide a new opportunity for volunteers to help save lives. Volunteer couriers are needed to assist the Red Cross by ensuring blood and blood products are delivered to hospitals in a reliable and timely manner.