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North Central

 
May 31, 2011
The Twin Cities-based North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is participating in a study of the parasite Babesia microti in healthy blood donors in areas of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Although tick-borne in nature, Babesia is also transmissible by blood transfusion,...
May 18, 2011
Summer Drive Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win a Brand New Car!  Since blood donations often drop to low levels during the summer, the American Red Cross encourages donors to get their motor running and head out to a blood drive or blood donation center. One lucky individual will cruise into...
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
May 13, 2011
Gasoline prices crimping your vacation plans? To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer,the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets,...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...
March 23, 2011
Results are in for the 2011 American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Big Ten universities came together to donate 8,056 pints of blood and help patients in need! University of Minnesota fans stepped up to contribute 113 pints to the cause, showing that they...
March 1, 2011
President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need.
February 9, 2011
Communities across the country have been hit by another round of severe winter storms.  The American Red Cross has been forced to cancel over 750 blood drives nationwide, resulting in a shortfall of more than 28,000 blood donations since January 1, approximately 3,000 of which were throughout...
February 3, 2011
The Big Ten schools enjoy friendly rivalries and competing on the playing field, but they share a common cause. Show that you bleed red and white by stepping up to donate blood during the second annual American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge.