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) 




March 7, 2017
Red Cross urges all eligible donors to donate blood, March 30 and 31 MARSHALL, Minn. — The Marshall community is hosting a Spring Into Life blood drive March 30 and 31 at Living Word Lutheran Church. The public is invited to give blood and be a part of the lifesaving mission of the American...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 23, 2017
Faribault community is invited to help save lives and meet the constant need for blood FARIBAULT, Minn. — Students and faculty at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf invite the community to help save lives at an American Red Cross blood drive March 6 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Quinn Hall...
February 20, 2017
MHC Software hosts #JoasStrong blood drive March 8 BURNSVILLE, Minn. – MHC Software invites employees and the community to give blood in honor of employee Bryan Joas at their Burnsville headquarters March 8.
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 15, 2017
First-time Red Cross blood drive in Two Harbors, March 2   TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Castle Danger Brewery is helping kick off American Red Cross Month by hosting the first-ever Red Cross blood drive in Two Harbors. The community is invited to help save lives March 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 20, 2017
Help Red Cross meet emergency need for blood donations during severe winter shortage FAIRMONT, Minn. — The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. To help reverse this shortfall, the Fairmont community is invited to give at the...
January 20, 2017
Sioux Falls community invited to donate during severe winter blood shortage SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. To help reverse this shortfall, Hegg Companies will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...