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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


September 26, 2016
VAN WERT, Ohio. — 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...
September 15, 2016
LIMA, Ohio — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Dylan Benroth at a special blood drive held in his honor on Monday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Allen County Department of Jobs and Family Servcies in Lima.
August 30, 2016
Community invited to give during national Dr. Daliah initiative   The American Red Cross invites the community to help save lives at blood drives planned during National Blood Donation Week declared by Indiana Governor Mike Pence from Sept. 4-10. The special week is in association with an...
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.