Newsroom

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)
todd.kulman@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
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.  
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 21, 2017
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, Dec. 1 from...
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 30, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– For more than 35 years, students and fans of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University have taken their battle off the football field to help save lives through their annual Blood Battle. This year is no exception.