Newsroom

Great Lakes

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:

Todd Kulman, External Communications Manager 
Great Lakes Blood Services Region
(517) 318-7447 (p) | (517) 896-4929 (c)
todd.kulman@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
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. “...
December 1, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Friends, family and colleagues of Lisa Zuk remember her as someone with a strong desire to help others and a sense of humor that brightened the spirits of those around her. The 14-year veteran of the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department lost her battle with breast cancer Nov...
November 21, 2017
BURTON, Mich. — The American Red Cross is once again partnering with the Courtland Center Mall to help save lives this holiday season. Eligible donors are encouraged to make a blood donation as part of their Thanksgiving weekend plans by taking part in the 7th annual Black Friday Blood Drive...
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 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
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 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 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
September 8, 2017
5th annual ‘Drive of Remembrance’ at Lenawee County Fairgrounds Sept. 11 ADRIAN, Mich.— Each year many Americans observe the anniversary of 9/11 by donating blood with the American Red Cross. Eligible donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and honor all those who serve and...