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Southern Blood Services Region

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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

 

 
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.
February 18, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross...
January 2, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 17, 2014
Donors have a chance to end the year on a high note by donating blood with 13WMAZ and the American Red Cross Dec. 26-27 in Central Georgia. The winter months can be among the most challenging times of year for the Red Cross to collect enough blood and platelet donations. Many donors are busy with...
December 12, 2014
Blood donations often decline during the holidays; however, patients still need blood products. Donors can help ensure a stable blood supply by donating with the Atlanta Hawks and American Red Cross on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Philips Arena.
November 25, 2014
This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages 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 family and friends.