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)




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.