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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


February 16, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Burnettsville resident Weldon Hudson at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, March 3, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Burnettsville Community Center.  
February 16, 2017
Fourth Red Cross blood drive held in memory of Waterloo student may reach 200th donation in his name  
February 15, 2017
Second Red Cross blood drive held in honor of Kokomo student battling cancer may reach 100th donation in his name  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
February 1, 2017
  KOKOMO, Ind. — Born with numerous complications on Oct. 25, 2011, Rowan Dinn received 114 blood transfusions in his first 31 days of life. His parents and church invite the community to join a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his memory on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m....
January 23, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Danielle Tooley at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Traders Point Christian Academy in Whitestown.
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 11, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Brady Prosser at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trine University in Angola.
January 11, 2017
Diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014, 12-year-old Lauren Cunningham continues to fight for her health and the lives of others. Lauren has received more than 80 blood transfusions during her treatment and understands the need for blood to be consistently available to those who need it.