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Tennessee Valley

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:

Tiffany Taylor, External Communications Manager 
Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region
(205) 482-3867 (c)




July 7, 2016
 Help to save lives with the Red Cross and WPSD Local 6 on July 13-14   PADUCAH, Ky. (July 6, 2016) — Make a difference in hospital patients’ lives this summer by taking the time to donate blood. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give, but...
June 23, 2016
Blood donors needed during challenging summer season   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2016) — The Fourth of July is a time of patriotic celebration, family fun and the creation of lifetime memories. Yet, it can also be one of the most challenging times for blood donations due to summer...
June 23, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.
June 17, 2016
  Red Cross partnership with WBKO encourages community to give blood on June 28. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 17, 2016) — With school being out and summer vacations on the agenda, blood donations can drop off the to-do list. Roll up a sleeve to help patients in need this summer with the...
June 17, 2016
 Donate blood on June 20 with Red Cross NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2016) — Summer is one of the most challenging times to recruit blood donors. With schools out and families on vacation, donors may be less apt to give blood. As part of its “100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope...
June 9, 2016
   NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- 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.
May 27, 2016
  FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 25, 2016) — As part of the “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign, the American Red Cross will host a Franklin Donor Day blood drive grill out Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Williamson County Library Meeting Room, 1314...
May 27, 2016
  Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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...
May 4, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.  Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left...