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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 

 

 

 

 
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 16, 2017
Kowalski’s Market thanking blood donors with pie   EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. A blood or platelet donation could give a patient in need the most...
November 16, 2017
Kolwalski’s Market thanking blood donors with pie   ST. PAUL, Minn. — As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. A blood or platelet donation could give a patient in need the most...
November 8, 2017
Local woman is thankful for blood donors who gave her the gift of life   ST. JAMES, Minn. — The American Red Cross will host the 13th annual Thanksgiving Day blood drive at the National Guard Training Center, 521 Armstrong Blvd. N., 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. All who come to donate will receive...
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
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...