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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:

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


November 23, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive   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...
November 11, 2015
  Come donate and be entered into a daily drawing for a $50 gift card and a 7–10 lb turkey   FORT WAYNE, IN  (Nov. 12), 2015 — While holiday plans may take many regular blood donors out of town and off their normal schedules, the Red Cross, Kroger and Scott’s are...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 14, 2015
Allen County, Indiana community encouraged to give blood  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in honor of Sarah Tippmann and all mothers and families. The drive will be held from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. at Scout Park Conference Center, 2300 Meyer Rd. in Fort...
October 12, 2015
Students can now sign up to host winter blood drives, become eligible for scholarships   Stephanie Garn of Corunna, Indiana, was awarded one of two $1,500 American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program scholarships for hosting a successful Red Cross blood drive last summer.
September 17, 2015
Lauren Rammel of Fort Recovery, Ohio, was awarded one of five $5,000 American Red Cross High School Leadership program scholarships for her support of blood drives hosted at Fort Recovery High School.
September 16, 2015
Halloween Blood Drive Scheduled September 21 - 27 The Halloween Blood Drive sponsored by Hysterium and the Haunted Hotel- 13th Floor will take place Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27 at the American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Rd. and the Lutheran Donor...
September 3, 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 20, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations   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.
August 4, 2015
Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency...