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) 203-1891


October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 11, 2017
  The community is invited to give blood in memory of Dan Dunham at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his name Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2 to 7 p.m. at Main Street Wesleyan Church in Jonesboro.  
October 11, 2017
  4th Red Cross blood drive held in honor of DeKalb Middle School student Brady Prosser
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 26, 2017
  Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to help meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, children with blood disorders and others. To help make a difference, the community is invited to give blood with the American Red Cross at the Van Wert Day of Caring blood...
September 25, 2017
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month   The community is invited to “Unite to Fight Sickle Cell” by giving blood at a special American Red Cross blood with the Indianapolis Urban League and the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative. The drive will be held during...
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 20, 2017
Friends and family of Rachel Osterholt Theurer are hosting the second annual American Red Cross blood drive in her memory Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jay Community Center in Portland.  
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
September 8, 2017
Edge Adventures and the American Red Cross invite the community to zip into saving lives and enjoy an adventure at Edge Adventures parks.