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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:

Rodney Wilson, External Communications Manager 
Central Ohio Blood Services Region
995 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 253-2740 ext. 2347 (p)

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November 23, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive   This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another...
October 29, 2015
Annual competition between schools generates thousands of blood donations   Ohio State has won the 2015 Blood Battle against Michigan!
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives     COLUMBUS, OH — 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.
September 3, 2015
Red Cross urges eligible donors to close out summer with a blood or platelet donation   The American Red Cross urges the community to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
August 25, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 3, 2015
  Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves
July 9, 2015
Blood donors receive Schmidt’s Sausage Truck coupon   Come to donate blood through the American Red Cross in Central Ohio Region this July to receive a coupon for a free jumbo-sized cream puff at Schmidt’s Sausage Truck with your next purchase!
June 29, 2015
  Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   COLUMBUS, OH (June 29, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges individuals in the...