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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 1600s 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 Toledo 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...
August 19, 2016
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Toledo’s former Mayor, D. Michael Collins, on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at UAW Local 12 Hall, 2300 Ashland Avenue in Toledo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All who come to donate will receive a free T-shirt and enjoy an on-site cookout, root beer...
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 13abc and K100 for the annual All-American blood drive Friday, June 24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This special event will be held at The University of Toledo (UT) in Rocket Hall. All who come to donate will receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket, valid at Cedar Point and nine other theme parks...
June 6, 2016
Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor urge blood donation in honor of World Blood Donor Day 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...