Southeastern Michigan

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)




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
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.— The top Chevrolet dealership in Michigan continues to partner with the American Red Cross to help ensure blood products are available for those who need them. Buff Whelan Chevrolet invites blood donors of all types to make an appointment to donate Friday, March 2 from...
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 17, 2018
DETROIT — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors and is calling on eligible blood donors of all types to give now and help save lives.   Area residents can help by donating at a Gardner-White blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the following...
January 11, 2018
ANN ARBOR, 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
WARREN, Mich. — For the first time, people wanting to make a lifesaving difference in Macomb County can now donate platelets at the American Red Cross Warren Blood Donation Center.  
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.