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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:

Sue Thesenga, External Communications Manager 
North Central Blood Services Region
(651) 291-3290 (p) | (651) 895-7542 (c) 




January 7, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 18, 2014
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – Twenty-two-year-old regular blood donor Jennifer Dillon of Arden Hills, Minn. was drawn as the winner of a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, in the nationwide October “Fuel Your Community” campaign and partnership between the energy provider...
December 10, 2014
WINDOM, Minn. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross invites the Windom community to join the millions of blood donors across the country in helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need on Jan. 7 at the Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake...
December 4, 2014
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — The American Red Cross is proud to partner with Best Buy to help boost the blood supply prior to the holidays when many donors travel to be with family and are busy with holiday activities. On Dec. 23, Best Buy is “giving back” to blood donors who give so...
December 2, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On. Dec. 23, the American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region will host the 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive, the longest one-day blood drive in Minnesota. The blood drive gives area residents the opportunity to help boost the blood supply prior to the...
November 24, 2014
FARIBAULT, Minn.  — Students and faculty at the Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf (MSAD) invite the community to participate in their Dec. 10 American Red Cross Blood Drive being held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
November 13, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all – the gift of...
November 13, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals...
November 3, 2014
ST. JAMES, Minn. — The American Red Cross will host the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day Blood Drive at the National Guard Training Center on Thanksgiving Day and all presenting donors will receive a complimentary pie courtesy of Paul’s Food Pride. St. James is home to the only Red Cross...
October 3, 2014
FARIBAULT, Minn.  — The American Red Cross blood drive on Nov. 3  in Faribault is an opportunity for the community to show its support for cancer survivor Dana Cook and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.