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


August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 14, 2017
Start the semester off right help save lives Sept. 5-7 at Gordon Commons The University of Wisconsin-Madison began its efforts to help save lives by hosting American Red Cross blood drives in the 1970’s. Since that first drive was held, thousands of lives have potentially been impacted. The...
August 8, 2017
Give back by helping to save lives on Aug. 28   The community is invited to help hospital patients in need by giving blood at the Green Bay Packers Give Back Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross Monday, Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Legend’s Club, located...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
August 2, 2017
Jewell community encouraged to give blood The community is invited to give blood in honor of Nora Scott at a special American Red Cross blood drive Aug. 24 and 25. Join this lifesaving mission Aug. 24, noon to 5 p.m. at Story County Department of Human Services, 126 S. Kellogg Ave., Ames, or Aug....
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 11, 2017
Join the Red Cross July 25 at the Milwaukee Public Museum The American Red Cross encourages Milwaukee area residents to help give hope to hospital patients in need this summer by donating blood Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. All...
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...