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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)
todd.kulman@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
December 15, 2016
  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The American Red Cross is partnering with Bill Marsh Buick-GMC to ensure patients have the blood they need this holiday season. The public is invited to donate blood during the annual Traverse City Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, Dec. 22 from noon to 5:45 p.m....
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
October 18, 2016
  LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Mid-Michigan area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment...
October 10, 2016
  EAST LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross, Michigan State University and Penn State University are once again teaming up for the 23rd annual MSU-PSU Blood Challenge.  All eligible MSU students, staff, alumni and fans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves to help save lives...