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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Rodney Wilson, Communications Manager 
Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
(614) 253-2740, ext. 2347


May 26, 2016
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The American Red Cross invites you to Buddy Up For Life at a special blood drive at Parkview Field on Saturday June 4, along with buddies the Fort Wayne TinCaps, WANE-TV and WBCL 90.3 FM. Those who come to give blood at this event will receive a free ticket to a future...
May 23, 2016
  Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign   FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer...
May 20, 2016
NASHVILLE, Ind. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Jim Wooten at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his memory on Wednesday, June 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, Indiana. Jim Wooten was a lifetime resident of Brown County...
May 20, 2016
KOKOMO, Ind. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Michael and Tracy Spinner at an American Red Cross blood drive at the Howard County EMA Berkley Garage on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kokomo. The couple, both former EMA personnel and Howard Township firefighters, were...
May 4, 2016
Community invited to give in memory of local educator
April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month   FORT WAYNE, Ind. — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges the community to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients...
April 25, 2016
DARLINGTON, Ind. (April 25, 2016) — The family of North Montgomery High School student Sam Jackman invites the community to a blood drive in Sam’s honor on May 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Darlington United Methodist Church.
April 22, 2016
PORTAGE, Ind. — Bluebird Tattoo wants to help local patients while also debunking the common myth that you can’t donate blood if you have a tattoo or recently got a new tattoo. That’s why Bluebird Tattoo invites the community to the annual “Leave your Mark” blood drive...
April 22, 2016
GREENFIELD, Ind. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Derek Fakehany and others battling cancer at a special blood drive held in his name on Friday, May 6, at Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLC in Greenfield.