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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Christy Peters, External Communications Manager 
Northern Ohio and Western Lake Erie Blood Services Regions
(216) 361-7523 (p) (216) 308-8348 (c) 




May 18, 2016
This summer, the American Red Cross, Cedar Fair theme parks and iHeartMedia/Cleveland Region are partnering to offer a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket, including Cedar Point, to those who come out to donate blood at select blood drives. Donors can also enter to win one of two grand prize packages...
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
March 30, 2016
Tax man got your money, we want your blood! Join the American Red Cross for the 18th annual Bloodsuckers Buffet blood drive Wednesday, April 13, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street in Cleveland. The blood drive is sponsored by St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, 98.5 WNCX...
March 25, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.  
January 25, 2016
Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations  
December 8, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @redcrossbloodCL         Sheraton Akron/Cuyahoga Falls to Host Seventh Annual Holiday Blood Drive Red Cross urges individuals to...
December 8, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @redcrossbloodCL         American Red Cross to host holiday blood drives Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood this winter...
December 8, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @redcrossbloodCL         Ninth Annual Twinsburg Community Holiday Blood Drive scheduled for Dec. 15 Red Cross urges individuals to...