Alabama-Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region

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:

Kristen Stancil, External Communications Manager
Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
(770) 852-4040 (p) | (678) 614-3643 (c)


March 19, 2018
Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.   Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel,...
March 13, 2018
Ninth annual community blood drive March 27 and 28, during Red Cross Month   Troy, Ala. (March 13, 2018) — Troy University sororities and fraternities will compete to provide the most blood products at this year’s 9th annual Troy University Greek Week Blood Drive, March 27 and 28...
March 1, 2018
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.   Middle school...
February 19, 2018
The American Red Cross invites the community to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood this March in celebration of Red Cross Month.   Every day, thousands of patients depend on blood donations to help save their lives. Tiffany Poynter is among those grateful blood recipients. After...
February 8, 2018
The Samford University football team knows all about team work and encourages the community to come together to help save lives. The Circulate the Love blood drive with the American Red Cross will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Samford University Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse,...
February 5, 2018
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain...
January 23, 2018
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet...
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 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 6, 2017
To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter, Bevill State Community College student Alysa Vines is hosting a Leaders Save Lives blood drive Friday, Dec. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Freedom Assembly of God, 1320 Curry Highway, Jasper.