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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:

Regina Conway, External Communications Manager 
Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region
(615) 346-7810 (p) (615) 330-9819 (c)




November 24, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive 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...
October 29, 2015
Franklin community encouraged to give blood FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2015) — The American Red Cross and Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin are hosting a blood drive in honor of church member Beth Helm. Helm has been a dedicated Red Cross blood donor after she experienced a health scare as...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 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.
October 13, 2015
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2015) — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Darrel Emerson on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Brentwood. Emerson received blood during his treatment for prostate cancer. He passed away from the disease last spring. He served as the men’s ministry...
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 29, 2015
 FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015) — The American Red Cross and O’More College of Design are partnering for a blood drive in honor of Amy Shelton, Director of Development and Marketing for the college, on Friday Oct. 9, 2015.  When Shelton was just 2 years old, she climbed a...
September 28, 2015
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015 ) — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of Mary Nell Bryan on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Partin Ray building in Brentwood. Bryan says she is delighted and honored to get to promote a blood drive for the local American Red Cross....
September 28, 2015
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2015) — The Hilltoppers and the Blue Raiders are ready once again to fight it out to help save lives and earn top bragging rights in the annual Western Kentucky University versus Middle Tennessee State University blood battle. The American Red Cross is...
September 14, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2015) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with the Nashville Predators to help save lives with a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. All presenting donors will receive two free tickets to that night’s...
September 1, 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...