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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) 




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...
May 23, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign,...
May 13, 2016
Special blood drive held to emphasize need for blood in trauma situations ST. PAUL, Minn. — May is Trauma Awareness Month, and the Minnesota Metropolitan Regional Trauma Advisory Committee is hosting a blood drive at Regions Hospital to bring awareness for the need for blood, specifically...
May 5, 2016
Family, friends organize blood drives to honor critically injured cyclist   EAGAN/BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Three American Red Cross blood drives on May 17, June 1 and 29 are opportunities for the community to show support for local resident Bryan Joas and help save the lives of others in...
April 27, 2016
Andover community encouraged to give blood in honor of kidney transplant and blood recipient   ANDOVER, Minn. — Zachary Elsenpeter, a 12-year-old kidney transplant and blood recipient, will be honored at an American Red Cross blood drive on May 12. All eligible donors are encouraged to...
April 26, 2016
Hastings community encouraged to give blood in honor of local blood recipient HASTINGS, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Danielle Anselment on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church where Anselment and her family attend, Hope Lutheran Church,...
April 25, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month ST. PAUL, Minn. — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and...