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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:

Todd Kulman, External Communications Manager 
Great Lakes Blood Services Region
(517) 318-7447 (p) | (517) 896-4929 (c)




May 22, 2015
LANSING, Mich. — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.  
May 22, 2015
Red Cross, Heart Team Partner to Help Save Lives    FENNVILLE, Mich. — The American Red Cross is proud to once again partner with The Heart Team and the community of Fennville to honor Fennville High School senior Wes Leonard, who passed away unexpectedly on the basketball court...
May 18, 2015
  The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.   Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital...
April 17, 2015
MILLINGTON, Mich. - With summer around the corner, and the end of the school year in sight, new and eligible blood donors are urged to help strengthen the blood supply by volunteering to give in the next few weeks.   “While summer signals rest and relaxation for a lot of us, it’s...
March 10, 2015
Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1    LANSING, Mich. - Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to...
March 9, 2015
Annual ‘Blood Battle’ kicks-off March 23rd    Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University are teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives.  
March 9, 2015
Annual ‘Blood Battle’ kicks-off March 23rd    Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University are teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives.  
February 18, 2015
March is Red Cross Month   LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive.   Since 1943, every president has...
January 16, 2015
EAST LANSING, Mich.--Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are fierce rivals on the athletic field, but during the American Red Cross “Face-off” Blood Challenge, they’ll share a common cause.  The American Red Cross and both universities are teaming-up...
January 14, 2015
LANSING, Mich. — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.