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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 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)




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...
April 19, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2016) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the...
March 31, 2016
 The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in memory of Frank Corrigan   BRENTWOOD, Tenn. —The American Red Cross is hosting a special blood drive in memory of Frank Corrigan, who died from renal cell carcinoma, also known as kidney cancer, in May 2011. The community...
March 30, 2016
  TAMMS, Ill. – Kick off National Volunteer Week in April by volunteering to donate blood with the American Red Cross and Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC). The community is invited to take part in this lifesaving event on Friday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the...
March 17, 2016
Spring Hill community encouraged to give blood SPRING HILL, Tenn. — The American Red Cross and Allendale Elementary PTO are teaming up to host a special blood drive in honor of fourth grade student Rebecca Gardner, a resilient 10-year-old battling Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The...
March 16, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April, and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. More than 3 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes...
March 5, 2016
  CYPRESS, Ill. – March is Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross and Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) are celebrating by kicking off the third annual SIEC-sponsored multi-county blood drives from March until July.  Donors are invited to give hope to patients in need...
March 2, 2016
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of...