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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) 




November 30, 2016
Hayward community encouraged to pay it forward in honor of local teen seriously injured in watercraft accident
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 14, 2016
BROOKINGS, S.D. — A Nov. 30 American Red Cross blood drive provides an opportunity for the community to show their support for Jennifer Moser, an art teacher at Medary and Hillcrest Elementary Schools, and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.
November 10, 2016
ST. JAMES, Minn.  — The American Red Cross will host the 12th annual Thanksgiving Day Blood Drive at the National Guard Training Center on Thanksgiving Day, and all who come to donate will receive a complimentary pie courtesy of Superfair Foods.
October 21, 2016
WORTHNGTON, Minn. -- Morgan Jensen of Worthington helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her lifesaving efforts.
October 19, 2016
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Jackson Sadlowe is like many 6-year-old boys. He loves his family and everything Star Wars. But, unlike other young boys his age, Jackson was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia in March, a rare genetic condition that caused him to go into bone marrow failure.
October 18, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Twin Cities-area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must...
October 4, 2016
SUPERIOR, Wis. — An American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by Superior Choice Credit Union and the University of Wisconsin-Superior's International Peace Studies Association will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, noon-6 p.m., at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the Yellowjacket Union...