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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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August 14, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – From blood pints to disaster preparedness, the American Red Cross has got you covered at the Great Minnesota Get Together, Aug. 21 - Sept. 1. This year, at the Minnesota State Fair, the Red Cross will count on fairgoers to help save lives by...
August 14, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month.
August 13, 2014
CUMBERLAND, Wis. — The Cumberland community will have an opportunity to help save lives at an American Red Cross blood drive on Sept. 2, 2014  from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Cumberland American Legion. “As many people return from the long Labor Day weekend and become occupied with back-...
July 22, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn.  – The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer...
July 16, 2014
AUSTIN, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5 in memory of Lauren Schwab, who died in 2013. Schwab is remembered as an outgoing person who always wanted to help others.
July 10, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross Run for Blood Quarter Marathon, 5k Run/Walk and Community Blood Drive will be held Saturday, July 26 at Lake Calhoun. Presented by Smiths Medical, the event will help build awareness of the constant need for blood and help raise funds for the North...
July 7, 2014
ST. PETER, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 17 in memory of Jackie Johnson, a lifelong resident of St. Peter who died in June 2013.  
June 30, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Donate blood at the American Red Cross bloodmobile during A Taste of Minnesota and get a taste of how good it feels to help save lives. In appreciation, all presenting donors will receive $10 in food and beverage tickets and a limited edition Red Cross T-shirt, while...
June 25, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday. With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a...
June 16, 2014
LESTER PRAIRIE, Minn. — When the summer season arrives, blood donations often decline as schools are out of session and families pack their schedules full of fun activities. But cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery patients and more can’t take a summer holiday from needing a...