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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)




June 30, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio, — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
May 18, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope...
March 11, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.
March 9, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio  - March is Red Cross Month and WTOL 11 along with Central Park West in Toledo, are helping to wrap it up! WTOL 11 will host their 5th Annual Blood Drive on Friday, March 27 at the Central Park West Hall on 3141 Central Park West Drive, in Toledo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come to...
February 24, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross...
February 11, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, February 20 in memory of Detective Keith Dressel, who was killed in the line of duty in 2007. The drive will be held at the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association in Toledo from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   His family and fellow...