North Central

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 9, 2017
Dedicated blood donor remembered for his giving spirit JORDAN, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Cyril Wolf on Thursday, Feb. 9. Tragically, Wolf died last year from injuries received when he was hit by a car. To honor his memory, his family is...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 30, 2016
Tony community and Flambeau High School HOSA students honor fallen officer  TONY, Wis. — The Tony community and Flambeau High School HOSA students are dedicating a Jan. 9, 2017, American Red Cross blood drive to Rusk County sheriff’s deputy Dan Glaze, who was fatally shot in the...