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) 




July 18, 2017
Give blood to honor legacy of Red Cross advocate and help meet emergency need
July 17, 2017
  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — This Shark Week, individuals can help save lives and get closer to sharks and other marine life with the American Red Cross at the Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America Shark Week Blood Drive on Friday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 120 E. Broadway. Those who...
July 11, 2017
Le Sueur community invited to help meet the emergency need for blood donations
July 11, 2017
St. Peter community encouraged to help meet emergency need for blood ST. PETER, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 27, in memory of Jackie Johnson, a lifelong resident of St. Peter and employee at Scholarship America. She died in June 2013.  
July 10, 2017
Community invited to help meet the emergency need for blood donations PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, July 27, in honor of Anna Malmquist. The Shakopee resident was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.
July 10, 2017
Droessler family encourages community to help meet the emergency need for blood  
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 21, 2017
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – The Eastview High School National Honor Society is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the high school gym at 6200 140th St. W. This annual blood drive is one of the largest summer blood drives sponsored by a...
June 12, 2017
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Help celebrate the American Red Cross’ century of service in Minnesota by donating blood at a community blood drive June 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd.
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...