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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:

Laura McGuire, External Communications Manager
Biomedical Field Marketing and Communications

 

 
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 5, 2018
Help save lives with the Red Cross at UW Bucky’s Blood Drive Feb. 21-22 Join the American Red Cross and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) Red Cross Club in helping to save lives at the UW Bucky’s Blood Drive Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the...
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 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...