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September 14, 2009
The H1N1 influenza is once again on the minds of many people as we enter fall and students return to school and to college. This is the first global flu pandemic in 41 years, and as of August 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 254,206 laboratory-confirmed cases of 2009 H1N1...
August 21, 2009
Fairgoers Can Help Save Lives Again by Giving Blood In its third successful year, American Red Cross returns to the Minnesota State Fair ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross is counting on Minnesota State Fairgoers to help boost dwindling summer blood...
June 30, 2009
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Joe Gibson, the Blooming Prairie, Minn. teen who initiated legislation allowing Minnesota 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental/guardian consent last July, feels good knowing that in one year, 3,790 16-year-olds gave 4,520 pints of blood equaling approximately 565...
June 1, 2009
June 14 is the fifth worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day. The French say, “Mon Sang pour D’autres,” or “My Blood for Others.”  The sentiments of that message will resonate worldwide on June 14, 2009 as the fifth annual World Blood Donor Day is observed...
December 30, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn.  – You can make saving lives your New Year’s resolution by donating blood regularly in 2009, beginning with the KARE-11 / American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, January 9. KARE-11/American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsored by Securian Financial Group, Inc. Friday...
December 22, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross based in St. Paul, Minn. welcomes Geoff Kaufmann as chief executive officer (CEO), starting December 29, 2008.
October 24, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the second year in a row, the North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross based in St. Paul, Minn. has been named the top performing region in the national Red Cross system. The North Central Region is one of 36 Red Cross Blood Services regions in the...
July 1, 2008
Click here for a Star Tribune story about 16-year-old Joe Gibson whose efforts helped change law in Minnesota to allow for 16-year-olds to donate blood in Minnesota with written parental/guardian consent. Click here to learn more about donor eligibility and to download the consent form.
June 30, 2008
Blood drive marks milestone for 16-year-old Blooming Prairie native Joe Gibson who setout to help save lives and affect public policy