Newsroom Archive

Central Ohio

October 7, 2011
Here in Central Ohio, the local blood supply is critically low.  The Red Cross strives to keep a 3 to 5 day supply of each blood type on hand, but currently has less than a one day supply of 5 of the 8 blood types. 
September 15, 2011
Family urges blood donation as season changes - Red Cross reports supplies remain low -
August 29, 2011
UPDATED:  09-08-2011 Hurricane Irene is shaping up to become a large flooding operation for the American Red Cross.  This includes ensuring there is a sufficient blood supply for the constant need as well as any special needs caused the by the disaster. 
July 20, 2011
The hit ABC-TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is coming to Columbus this summer for an episode and is partnering with the American Red Cross.  The lives of one central Ohio family will change through the show, and the community is invited to participate by attending a blood drive in...
July 19, 2011
Red Cross urges public to donate blood while supplies remain critically low The American Red Cross in Central Ohio continues its plea for blood donors as an extended heat wave keeps many indoors.  Because of extremely high temperatures many people who would otherwise come to donate blood are...
July 11, 2011
  The American Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services still faces a critical blood shortage and continues to appeal for blood donors.
June 20, 2011
  Despite the ongoing efforts to call and e-mail blood donors, the local Red Cross is unable to meet many blood orders for local hospitals in the timeliest manner. Due to the low supplies some orders, particularly type O-negative, have been put on back order.  
June 8, 2011
As temperatures rise across Ohio, blood donations have dipped.  Since the beginning of June, the local Red Cross has seen nearly a 10 percent dip in blood donations, and is currently about 400 donations short from the target need. 
May 9, 2011
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, one local family remembers the anniversary of a life changing experience, and how blood donors made all the difference.  
May 2, 2011
You can celebrate the birth of a movement and help others in need by coming to donate blood in early May.