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) 




April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 24, 2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500...
March 8, 2017
Flandreau community encouraged to give blood, March 30 FLANDREAU, S.D. — Hovakah Bosin Jr. is a bright, happy, loving 6-year-old Flandreau Elementary School student who loves video games. Unlike others his age, Hovakah has received blood and platelet transfusions for acute lymphoblastic...
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.