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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)




January 11, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — 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...
January 7, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the new year, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month.
December 31, 2015
Nolensville community encouraged to give blood
December 21, 2015
WPSD Local 6 and First Christian Church to host annual Paducah Holiday Heroes blood drive  PADUCAH, Ky. — The American Red Cross, WPSD Local 6 and First Christian Church of Paducah are encouraging donors to make a lifesaving New Year’s resolution by donating blood. Help patients in...
December 16, 2015
Red Boiling Springs residents invited to support their hometown heroes and help patients in need this holiday   RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. — Each day, fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel courageously help save lives. This holiday season, you can help save lives...
December 16, 2015
 Petersburg community encouraged to give blood  
December 16, 2015
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.  Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only...
December 11, 2015
Blood drives to be held Dec. 14-29 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This holiday season, the American Red Cross is teaming up with WSMV Channel 4 News, WRLT Lightning 100, WKRN Nashville’s News 2, WZTV Fox 17 News and 94.1 FM The Fish in search of everyday heroes willing to give something that means...
December 7, 2015
Donors encouraged to give the gift of life this holiday NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  This holiday season, the American Red Cross and the Nashville Predators are teaming up to encourage individuals to give something that means something – a blood donation. This simple, potentially...
December 2, 2015
Be part of something meaningful by giving blood NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.