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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Angie Bermudez, External Communications Manager 
Southeasten Michigan & Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region
(313) 576-4184 (p) (313) 530 - 6040 (c)




November 23, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @RedCrossBlood50                 Give blood this Thanksgiving weekend Enjoy a Rudy’s...
November 23, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @RedCrossBlood50                 Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this...
October 28, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives TOLEDO, Ohio — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 12, 2015
Students can now sign up to host winter blood drives, become eligible for scholarships Kane Simms of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, was awarded one of six $1,000 American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program scholarships for hosting a successful Red Cross blood drive last summer.
September 3, 2015
Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
August 18, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Toledo’s former Mayor D. Michael Collins on Wednesday, August 26 at Local 12 Hall, 2300 Ashland Avenue in Toledo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The United Labor Committee has partnered with the Red Cross in honor of the late...
August 4, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily...
June 30, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.