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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) 




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...
September 19, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down...
August 31, 2016
Red Cross and Alex’s Lemonade Stand partner to help support childhood cancer
August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept....
August 25, 2016
MANKATO, Minn. — Get ready to rock someone’s world by donating blood with the American Red Cross, Alpha Media (KEEZ-FM, KYSM-FM, KRBI-FM, KMKO-FM) and Culver’s when the annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive returns to Mankato Sept. 6-9.
August 24, 2016
BLOOMER, Wis. — To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this summer, Justyce Yohnk, high school senior attending Bloomer High School, is hosting a Leaders Save Lives blood drive on Aug. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bloomer Middle School. Those who come to donate...
August 22, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn., – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.