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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)


November 20, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
November 6, 2015
Donors are encouraged to give with meaning this holiday season by donating blood with the American Red Cross and 41NBC/WMGT. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, but volunteer donors are needed to help ensure a stable blood supply.
October 27, 2015
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the...
October 12, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.  
September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to donate...
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...