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:

Laura McGuire, External Communications Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications


January 15, 2018
Lifesaving event expected to exceed 25,000 blood donation milestone
January 8, 2018
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.   
December 29, 2017
The community is invited to donate Jan.13 at Lake Country Lutheran High School Family and friends of Chris Buchmann are hosting a special American Red Cross blood drive in his memory Saturday, Jan.13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Country Lutheran High School in Hartland.
December 18, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.  
December 12, 2017
Twin sisters Charline and Cheryl give the perfect gift - life To help make sure patients continue to receive the blood products they need, the American Red Cross is hosting the Cedar Falls Blood Drive Dec. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota...
December 8, 2017
Blood drive coordinator recognized by Red Cross for lifesaving efforts     The American Red Cross is partnering with Milwaukee Radio Alliance and invites community members to help save lives by giving blood at the 6th annual Day of Donations Blood Drive Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 8:30 a.m...
December 5, 2017
Blood recipient thankful to donors for the chance to dance at daughter’s wedding   To help patients continue to receive the blood products they need, the American Red Cross is partnering with WLUK FOX 11 and Star 98 to host the Green Bay Winter Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 22 from 7 a.m. to...
December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
November 22, 2017
Blood recipient Sharon Reilly Caldwell grateful for gift of life The 32nd annual Holiday Blood Drive is the largest one-day blood drive in the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region, with more than 700 community members rolling up a sleeve to help save lives each year. Last year...
November 22, 2017
Donors like John and Isaac Brandt give the perfect gift - life To help ensure patients have the blood products they need, the American Red Cross is hosting the 11th annual Cedar Rapids Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 1200 Collins Road NE, in Cedar Rapids....