Newsroom

Great Lakes

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)
todd.kulman@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
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-...
June 1, 2017
FENNVILE, 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. Leonard passed away unexpectedly in 2011 on the basketball court after making the game-winning shot to send the school...
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.  
April 20, 2017
LANSING, Mich. - During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood.   According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma...
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
LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood...
March 22, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives.   The 2017 CMU-WMU Blood Challenge will be held March 29 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Bovee University Center, 103 East Preston...
March 22, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Show your Bronco Pride by rolling up a sleeve and donating blood during the annual Bronco Blood Bash at Western Michigan University, Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bernhard Center, 1903 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo.   The Bronco Blood Bash is part...
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....