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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 

 

 

 

 
September 2, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A...
August 20, 2015
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. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 19, 2015
MANKATO, Minn.  — Get ready to rock someone’s world by donating blood with the Red Cross, Digity Media and Culver’s when the annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive returns to Mankato on Sept. 8 – 11.
August 18, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn, — From blood donation to home fire safety, fairgoers can help save a life through the American Red Cross at the Great Minnesota Get Together this year. The Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the most needed blood types and has an urgent need for eligible donors with O...
August 11, 2015
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 in honor of Lilah Kelley, a three-year-old Rosemount toddler who was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathic nervous system that is usually found in young...
August 4, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and...
July 29, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Zach Sobiech on Friday, August 21 at the Grain Belt Studio Art Space, 79 13th Ave. NE in Minneapolis from noon to 6 p.m.
July 22, 2015
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — H.B. Fuller will host a blood drive on August 13, giving their employees a chance to help save lives and make a difference this summer. This blood drive marks a 40-year partnership and thousands of pints of lifesaving blood that have been donated by H. B. Fuller...
July 21, 2015
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in honor of Kelly Myers, a patient coordinator at EyeWest Vision Clinic. Myers is currently battling chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), a rare autoimmune neurological disorder characterized by...
July 16, 2015
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Every day the American Red Cross relies on the dedicated efforts of volunteer blood drive coordinators to help collect blood products needed for patients. Gerald (Jerry) Matteson stepped up in the fall of 2010 to serve the River Falls community as the lead blood drive...