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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) 




October 2, 2015
NORTHFIELD, Minn. —  Every day the American Red Cross relies on the dedicated efforts of volunteer blood drive coordinators to help collect blood products needed for patients. Jeremy and Kasie Scheel, owners of Northfield Culver’s, have been strong and consistent supporters of...
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...