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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)




November 27, 2015
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.  
November 3, 2015
  LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross, Michigan State University and Penn State University are once again teaming up for the 22nd Annual “MSU-PSU Blood Challenge”.  All eligible MSU students, staff, alumni and fans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves to help save...
September 2, 2015
Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend   The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.  
August 28, 2015
  The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.   “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a...
August 11, 2015
ADRIAN, Mich.— The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of September 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.  
June 29, 2015
LANSING, Mich. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.  
June 8, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. — It’s a battle to help save lives.  The annual ‘Battle of the Banks’ blood challenge is a friendly competition to see which Bay City bank can collect the most pints of blood.  This year, six (6) area banks are taking part to help maintain a healthy...