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:

Rodney Wilson, Communications Manager 
Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
(614) 203-1891


March 1, 2018
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.   Middle school...
February 27, 2018
  The community is invited to give blood in memory of Brad Joyce at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his name Saturday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center in Kokomo. With a goal to collect 60 pints of blood at this year’s drive, his family hopes to...
February 20, 2018
  Fifth Red Cross blood drive held in memory of Waterloo student may reach 250th donation in his name  
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 13, 2018
  The community is invited to give blood in memory of life-long Burnettsville resident Weldon Hudson at a special American Red Cross blood drive Monday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Burnettsville Community Center.  
February 6, 2018
Help the Dinn family reach 200th donation in Rowan’s name Feb. 17    
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 31, 2018
  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers and the American Red Cross invite the community to give from the heart at the 10th annual Indiana Statehouse Blood Donor Challenge blood drive, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the statehouse. This event, held on Valentine’s Day, has a...
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
Diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014, 12-year-old Lauren Cunningham continues to fight for her health and the lives of others. Lauren has received more than 80 blood transfusions during her treatment and understands the need for blood to be consistently available to those who need it.