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Central Ohio

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)
CentralOhioComm@redcross.org

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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 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...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 19, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Connor Taylor at a special American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, May 31, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Worthington Parks and Recreation.  
April 20, 2017
  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges the community to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.   According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma...
April 18, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Josh Blauser at a special American Red Cross blood drive Monday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Clear Fork High School in Bellville.  
April 13, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of cancer survivor Cynthia Tolliver at a special American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church.  
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care