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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)




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...
January 5, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 22, 2014
Toledo’s WNWO is teaming up with the American Red Cross Blood Services during the holiday season. WNWO will be hosting their 7th Annual Holiday Blood Drive, Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 7am-7pm at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, located at 6165 Levis Commons Blvd....
November 26, 2014
Give something that means something and help save a life This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with...
November 24, 2014
Give blood this Thanksgiving weekend Rudy’s Hot Dogs will join the American Red Cross to hold The Great Turkey Escape  this Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the Toledo Blood Donor Center at 3510 Executive Parkway in Toledo.  Anyone who comes to give blood during The...
November 13, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October   TOLEDO, OH  – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in...