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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)
sue.thesenga@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
January 26, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already...
January 11, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months,...
December 24, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hundreds of patients may benefit from the 430 blood donations given today at the American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region’s largest one-day holiday blood drive. Over 500 people turned out for the 12 Hours of Giving blood drive. The drive comes at a time...
December 17, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 7, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — On Dec. 23, the American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region and K102 will continue the holiday tradition of hosting the 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive, the largest one-day blood drive in Minnesota. The blood drive gives area residents the opportunity to help...
November 23, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 23, 2015) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
November 20, 2015
ST. JAMES, Minn.  (Nov. 27, 2015) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something by donating blood at the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day blood drive at the National Guard Training Center in St. James from 7:30-11:30 a.m.