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Welcome to the Red Cross Newsroom. Here you will find the latest news and information about Red Cross Blood Services.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview please contact:

Sue Thesenga
Ph: 651-291-3290 (Office)


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May 21, 2014
WEYERHAEUSER, Wis. – In January 2013 Nickole Schmidt-VanHecker was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She was just 31 years old and had only been married for three months. To help ensure Nickole and patients like her have the lifesaving blood products they need, her friends and...
May 19, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.
May 2, 2014
LANESBORO, Minn. — Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood drive to help...
April 21, 2014
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — As the days get warmer and sunnier, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible blood donors to give hospital patients a fresh start this spring. During May, Rice County residents will have multiple opportunities to help save lives by making a blood donation appointment...
April 8, 2014
ST. PAUL, MINN. — This National Volunteer Week, April 6 - 12, the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region is celebrating its volunteers and the work they do in the community to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Approximately 1700 volunteers serve with the...
March 31, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region announces the launch of the newest member of its mobile blood donation fleet. This new state-of-the-art vehicle will be unveiled on Monday, March 31 at the Red Cross North Central Blood Services office in St. Paul.
March 19, 2014
BUFFALO, Minn. — Wright County residents will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeve and donate blood at the Wright County Home & Garden Show at the Buffalo Civic Center on Saturday, April 5. Nick and Molly Mortenson, owners of NMC Exteriors, are sponsoring an American Red Cross...
March 12, 2014
WABASSO, Minn. — St. Anne’s Catholic School sixth grade students may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering that blood donors are lifesaving heroes. As part of the American Red Cross Future Blood Donor Program, these students are learning about the importance of...
March 3, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to do extraordinary things. March is Red Cross Month, a great time to celebrate and recognize everyday heroes in the community – those who help their neighbors by giving blood, learning lifesaving skills,...
March 3, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for more than 130 years. This winter, the Red Cross has experienced an increase in the need for local disaster services and blood donations due in large part to severe...