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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)
sue.thesenga@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
July 26, 2016
AUSTIN, Minn. — Lauren Schwab was known for her kindness and compassion and was putting that into action as an aspiring nursing student at Winona State University when her life ended suddenly from complications of a pulmonary embolism in 2013. The community is invited to remember her giving...
July 25, 2016
Rogers community urged to give blood during critical need
July 25, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...
July 11, 2016
ST. PETER, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, July 13, in memory of Jackie Johnson, a lifelong resident of St. Peter and employee at Scholarship America. She died in June 2013.  
July 4, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 28, 2016
Spicer community encouraged to give blood SPICER, Minn.  — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Madeline Sanchez (Maddie), a 12-year-old girl who died June 8 of complications from severe congenital neutropenia. Family, friends and the entire community are invited...
June 9, 2016
Blood donors needed to help avoid a summer deficit ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some wear uniforms, while others do not. As Independence Day nears, to help recognize the heroes who serve our communities, the American Red Cross Minnesota Board of Directors...
June 6, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
June 1, 2016
Le Sueur community encouraged to give blood LE SUEUR, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, July 11, in memory of Mitch Thune. Thune, 24, passed away in 2015, after being diagnosed with acute myloid leukemia.
May 31, 2016
Devoted Red Cross blood drive coordinator and volunteer remembered for years of service GAYLORD, Minn. — The upcoming American Red Cross Gaylord community blood drive will be held in memory of Cindy Barnes, longtime blood drive coordinator and volunteer. The Gaylord community is invited to...