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

 

 

 

 
February 19, 2018
The American Red Cross invites the community to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood this March in celebration of Red Cross Month.   Every day, thousands of patients depend on blood donations to help save their lives. Tiffany Poynter is among those grateful blood recipients. After...
February 5, 2018
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain...
January 23, 2018
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet...
January 11, 2018
CHEBOYGAN, Mich.— Family, friends and community members are invited to roll up a sleeve and donate blood in memory of Chelsea Hayes, Friday, Jan. 26, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1282 in Cheboygan.
January 11, 2018
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Since 2003, students, staff and alumni at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have taken part in the “Face-Off Blood Challenge”, to help meet the needs of patients during the critical winter months. For the second straight year, both...
January 8, 2018
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.   
December 18, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.  
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...