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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 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

 

 
January 25, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood...
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 11, 2015
The holiday season is a time for creating special memories with special people. However, holiday activities often conflict with donation appointments from regular blood donors. To help ensure blood is available for patients to create memories with loved ones, WSAV and Tanger Outlets Savannah are...
December 11, 2015
Blood donations often decline during the holidays, however, patients still need blood products from generous volunteer donors. That’s why the Atlanta Hawks are hosting their annual holiday blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Philips Arena. All...
December 10, 2015
The holidays are a busy time when many activities pull people away from their blood donation appointments, but the need for donors doesn’t take a break or holiday. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, 13WMAZ is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross in Central...
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.