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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 Blood Services Region
(216) 361-7523 (p) (216) 308-8348 (c) 




November 23, 2015
News Release   Media contact: Tracy Fox, 260-466-2830, @RedCrossBloodCL                Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this holiday...
October 28, 2015
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the...
September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to donate...
August 20, 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio, (August 19, 2015) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and...
August 12, 2015
Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves  
June 30, 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 24, 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Akron General Medical Center will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the City of Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium. The Natatorium is located at 2345 4th Street in Cuyahoga Falls. All presenting blood donors at this blood drive will receive...