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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 25, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Tina Brantley at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ross Medical Education Center in Kokomo.   Tina Brantley of Kokomo was a generous regular blood donor and known for her unforgettable...
April 25, 2017
To help the American Red Cross kick off a life changing summer, Ivy Tech and the city of Gary are partnering for the first time to host A Summer of Saving Lives Blood Drive on Thursday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest in Gary.  
April 20, 2017
  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges the community to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.   According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma...
April 18, 2017
Families seek 150th donation in honor of Heath Bumgarner and Kane Krinn
April 4, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Jonah Kreutzjans at a special American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, April 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Sand Creek Elementary School in North Vernon.  
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care
March 2, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Carlos “CJ” Moreno at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 15, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Jean Shepherd Community Center in Hammond.  
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 27, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Brad Joyce at a special American Red Cross “Elbows Up Against Cancer” blood drive held in his name on Saturday, March 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at Rozzi’s Catering and Continental Ballroom in Kokomo.