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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:

Angie Bermudez, External Communications Manager 
Southeasten Michigan & Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region
(313) 576-4184 (p) (313) 530 - 6040 (c)




October 28, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives DETROIT, Mich. — 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.
October 27, 2015
Competition between schools generates thousands of blood donations   CURRENT SCORE: Updated 11-19-2015 -  Michigan      = 1,845 -  Ohio State   = 1,763  
October 12, 2015
Students can now sign up to host winter blood drives, become eligible for scholarships Samantha Wesley of Clarkston, Michigan, was awarded one of six $1,000 American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program scholarships for hosting a successful Red Cross blood drive last summer.
September 3, 2015
Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend 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.
September 1, 2015
DETROIT, Mich. — Eligible donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give in honor of all those who serve and sacrifice for our country at the annual Palace Blood Drive, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills’ North Pavilion, 6 ...
August 25, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations 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.
August 4, 2015
DETROIT, Mich. – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and...
June 30, 2015
DETROIT, Mich.  — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.