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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)




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.  
December 22, 2014
KALAMAZOO, Mich.--This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift—a blood donation.  It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives.  
December 4, 2014
  LANSING, Mich. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives.  
November 13, 2014
'Fuel Your Community' campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October   LANSING, Mich.– The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October...
October 6, 2014
Enter for a chance to win a flat-screen Smart TV during October and November   LANSING, Mich., (Oct. 6, 2014) — The American Red Cross is encouraging first-time platelet donors to roll-up their sleeves during October and November.  Not only will they help save lives, they can also...
September 30, 2014
  LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 30th) — During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at...
September 29, 2014
  LANSING, Michigan (Sept. 29th) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.   According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second...