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


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....
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 6, 2017
Give back and give blood at Lambeau Field’s Johnsonville Tailgate Village Nov. 30 The Green Bay Packers have a long history of giving back to the community and for that reason they are hosting The Green Bay Packers Give Back Community Blood Drive Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field...
November 6, 2017
  The American Red Cross and Radio Dubuque invite community members to help save lives by giving blood at the 31st annual Thanksgiving Holiday Blood Drive Friday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Red Cross Dubuque Blood Donation Center, 2400 Asbury Road. Those who come to donate will...
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
October 5, 2017
Community and university encouraged to help save lives  Join the American Red Cross in helping to save lives at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Blood Drive Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Oct. 24-26 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ullsvik Hall. Volunteer donors, those who have not given...