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Central Ohio

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:

Rodney Wilson, External Communications Manager 
Central Ohio Blood Services Region
995 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 203-1891 
CentralOhioComm@redcross.org

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossBloodOH

 

 

 
December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 3, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Leon “Lee” Garfat at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his name Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Genesis Health Presidential Center.  
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
October 30, 2017
Buckeyes seek to reclaim trophy in 36th annual Ohio State vs. University of Michigan Blood Battle   Annual competition between schools generates thousands of blood donations    
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 12, 2017
Help save lives at Guernsey County’s biggest blood drive   The community is invited to give blood at a special Meadowbrook High School Colts Out for Blood Drive with the American Red Cross Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the school gym.    
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 18, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15