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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


August 5, 2016
FARMLAND, Ind. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Robyn Ulrey and all children battling cancer at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-6 p.m. at Farmland Friends Church in Farmland.
July 27, 2016
PORTLAND, Ind. — Friends and family of Rachel Osterholt Theurer are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in her memory on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jay Community Center in Portland.
July 27, 2016
Emergency responders participate in friendly competition to boost summer blood supply LIMA, Ohio — This summer you can be a hero by helping local police and firefighters save lives when you give blood during the annual Battle of the Badges in Lima on August 2 and 3 at the American Red Cross...
July 25, 2016
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood...
July 22, 2016
Blood and platelet donors can enjoy Bob Evans coupon and treats FORT WAYNE, Ind. — When you come to donate blood this August with the American Red Cross, you can enjoy a sweet summer treat from Bob Evans.
July 13, 2016
FRANKFORT, Ind.  — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Emma Dunn and all children who need an organ transplant at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church in Frankfort.
July 5, 2016
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 5, 2016) — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 27, 2016
LAPORTE, Ind. — Barb Taylor has dedicated her time to American Red Cross blood drives for more than 20 years. In honor of her incredible service, a blood drive will be held on Monday, July 11 from 12 - 6 p.m. at LaPorte First Church of God.
June 24, 2016
PIONEER, Ohio — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Kaleb McLaughlin as part of the Kaleb McLaughlin Memorial Ride and Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Awareness Day. The blood drive will be held Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 307 in Pioneer.
June 23, 2016
MONON, Ind. — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Delos Pass at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, July 7, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Monon Civic Center. Remembered by those who knew him as a hardworking and civic-minded family man, Delos was a regular...