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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


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. Derek is currently receiving regular blood transfusions while...
April 19, 2016
  KNOX, Ind. – Local radio DJ and host of the WKVI morning show, Tom Berg hopes that anyone eligible to donate blood will do so at the Our Redeemer Church Dedication Blood Drive in his honor. The drive will take place May 3 at Our Redeemer Church from 12:30 to 6 p.m.
April 18, 2016
Local students honored with blood drive   OSSIAN, Ind. (April 15, 2016) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Heath Bumgarner and William Kane Krinn at a special blood drive held in their honor on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Norwell High School.
April 4, 2016
Local student honored with blood drive Lowell, Ind. (April 1, 2016) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Travis Marlow at a special blood drive held in his honor on Friday, April 15, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Lowell High School.
April 1, 2016
Local officers honored with blood drive   KOKOMO, Ind. (April 1, 2016) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Deputy Carl Koontz and in honor of Sgt. Jordan Buckley, both of the Howard County Sherriff’s Department, at a special blood drive held in their honor on...
March 23, 2016
Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.