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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)
sue.thesenga@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
May 18, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 11, 2015
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in honor of Alex Schlink, a 17-year-old Prior Lake High School student who is currently battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Schlink’s family and friends are rallying behind him by hosting a blood...
April 30, 2015
WINDOM, Minn. — The Windom community is invited to give the gift of life at the upcoming American Red Cross blood drive being held on May 11 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Windom Community Center.  
April 30, 2015
ANDOVER, Minn. — Zachary Elsenpeter, an eleven-year-old kidney transplant and blood recipient will be honored at the American Red Cross blood drive on May 15, 2015.  All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood for patients like Zachery.
April 29, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.  
April 8, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 8 in memory of Tony Clinton to commemorate what would have been his 24th birthday. Tony is remembered for his giving spirit which helped other families through his gift of organ donation.
April 2, 2015
WILLMAR, Minn. — The five Willmar-area community banks are partnering with the American Red Cross by inviting the community to roll up a sleeve to make a lifesaving deposit of a pint of blood on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA,  at 1000 Lakeland Drive SE...
March 9, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn., — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.
March 4, 2015
ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need across Minnesota,” said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the North Central Blood Services Region. “They are our...
February 25, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to...