Arizona 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:

Christine Welch, External Communications Manager
Arizona Blood Services Region
(909) 859-7570 (o) | (909) 374-0376


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 13, 2017
The American Red Cross is joining with Banner University Medical Center and Arizona Cancer Center to host a series of community blood drives in December and early January to help collect blood needed for patients.
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 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 15, 2017
The American Red Cross is joining with Scripps Media and its family of news, entertainment and sports broadcast outlets to host a Black Friday blood drive Nov. 24.
November 1, 2017
For the 16th consecutive year, the American Red Cross and Eastern Arizona College are once again partnering to host the state’s largest Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The drive takes place at Eastern Arizona College in the Activities Center Dining Room...
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 23, 2017
The Arizona Derby Dames, Brown Paper Tickets and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help save lives at the Carve Out a New Tradition Blood Drive on Sunday, Oct. 29. Carve Out a New Tradition is part of a nationwide Make ‘em Bleed blood drive series originated by Brown Paper Tickets and...
October 20, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for volunteers to assist blood donors and serve as blood drive ambassadors at drives across Pima County. For more information, the community is invited to a volunteer open house Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Red Cross Southern Arizona Blood Services office, 11:30...