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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) 




April 7, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists to help deliver lifesaving blood products to...
March 28, 2016
DULUTH, Minn. — For one Duluth resident, having a birthday is more about giving than receiving. To commemorate her 40th birthday, Sharon Yung has created a weekend of giving for family, friends and the community to help celebrate by volunteering at select community projects — including...
March 23, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U...
March 16, 2016
MAPLETON, Minn. (March 14, 2016) — March is Red Cross Month, a time to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people down the street and across the country. However, the Red Cross couldn’t fulfill its mission of helping save lives like Dave Keller’s, without the generosity of...
March 1, 2016
ELLSWORTH, Wis. (March 1, 2016) — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Wednesday, March 23, in memory of Army Reserve Spc. Bert E. Hoyer at the Ellsworth High School. Hoyer was killed March 10, 2004, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy while he was serving in Iraq....
February 29, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.