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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 1600s 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

 

 
August 22, 2016
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.  
August 1, 2016
All eligible donors are invited to Rise Up and give blood at the seventh annual Atlanta Falcons blood drive with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. This blood drive comes during the difficult summer months, a time when many...
July 25, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 9, 2016
Volunteers are invited to help strike out a blood shortage by donating blood at the Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive at Turner Field on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This drive is co-sponsored by 680 The Fan, ROCK 100.5 and WSB-TV. This is the largest single day Red Cross blood...
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
June 1, 2016
The American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are working to increase blood donations this spring and summer by offering free access passes to the Music Saves Lives VIP area at the Vans Warped Tour to all those who come to give blood at participating blood drives June 1-22. In addition, presenting...
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
March 25, 2016
Auburn University and the University of Georgia are in a friendly competition to help save lives. Students, alumni, staff and fans are invited to donate blood at the second Auburn vs. UGA Blood Battle with the American Red Cross.  Last year, Auburn collected almost 300 pints of blood beating...