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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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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
March 14, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of JJ Thomas at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grizzell Middle School in Dublin.  
March 6, 2017
While many students were enjoying a holiday break from school this winter, Danny Williamson of Mt. Gilead was planning to help save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The Mt. Gilead High School senior earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of his efforts.  
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....