Stephanie Strom at the New York Times adds more to the Red Cross story. She reports that Suzy C. DeFrancis, chief public affairs officer for the Red Cross, was told that there had been no threat of a lawsuit. The article also writes:
Since he joined the Red Cross at the end of May, Mr. Everson had traveled around the country, visiting chapters and blood services operations and courting donors. He set ambitious fund-raising targets and, in a conversation about eight weeks ago, said he was concerned about declining donations.There is also a quote from Trent Stamp at Charity Navigator who said, “This will affect fund-raising, organizational morale and public trust in this organization, which is already dangerously low."