Newsroom

North Central

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 

 

 

 

 
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 10, 2017
EVANSVILLE, Minn. —Toni Wright of Evansville 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 10, 2017
STILLWATER, Minn. — Annabel Gregg of Stillwater 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 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
October 5, 2017
RED WING, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at  S.W.A.T | Salon With A Twist, 1603 Old Main from  noon-6 p.m. Salon owner Alison Youngs says every pint counts and sh|e knows firsthand the importance of having blood available when it is needed...
September 25, 2017
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, in honor of Inver Grove Heights resident Laura Kropp, who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. The blood drive will be held during the Fall Family Fun Festival at Rosemount Crossing, 14865 S....
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
August 30, 2017
MANKATO, Minn. — Help pump up the blood supply 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. 12-15. All who come to donate will receive a...
August 23, 2017
Donors needed to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage