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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) 




October 17, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Cleveland area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five...
September 21, 2016
iHeartMedia Cleveland is partnering with the American Red Cross to ensure local hospital patients have the lifesaving blood products they need. The company will host their annual blood drive Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 6200 Oak Tree Blvd. in Independence.
July 28, 2016
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 is available throughout the...
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 22, 2016
Join the American Red Cross, the city of Cuyahoga Falls and Cleveland Clinic Akron General for the 5th annual Christmas in July blood drive. The event will take place Friday, July 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium located at 2345 Fourth St. in Cuyahoga Falls.   All who...
June 22, 2016
Join Cuyahoga Valley Church, Moody Radio in Cleveland 103.3 FM and the American Red Cross for a special summer blood drive Tuesday, June 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Cuyahoga Valley Church, located at 5055 East Wallings Road, at the northeast corner of I-77 and Wallings Road.
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
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...