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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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September 9, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them...
August 25, 2014
HOUSTON, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, Sept. 22 in honor of native Houston resident, Jared Jergenson. Jergenson, a Navy veteran and father of two small children, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013 and needed multiple blood transfusions...
August 25, 2014
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. —As a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Chippewa Falls Wisconsin Veterans Home is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drive offers the Chippewa Falls community an opportunity to...
August 25, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers...
August 21, 2014
MANKATO, Minn.  – Eligible blood donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve at the annual American Red Cross Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drives, sponsored by Three Eagles Communications and Culver’s, to help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. The special...
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.