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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)
CentralOhioComm@redcross.org

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July 11, 2016
BUCYRUS, Ohio — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Noah Lear at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bucyrus High School. Organizers hope the event will bring in 100 blood donations in Noah’s name.
July 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 5, 2016) — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 7, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2016
  Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign   COLUMBUS, Ohio — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness...
May 9, 2016
MARION, Ohio — Join the friends and family of Lt. David “Lee” Grounds II as they honor his memory at a special memorial blood drive on Sunday, May 22. The blood drive will take place at Timothy Lutheran Church in Marion from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. David was a father of five and...
April 26, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges the community to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million...
March 23, 2016
Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.  
January 25, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.