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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) 




December 14, 2016
Maple Grove family pays it forward to help others MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Duffer Schulz was known for his kindness and generosity. Before he died in February from complications following heart surgery, Schultz received many blood transfusions. His family wants to continue his legacy of caring by...
December 9, 2016
Give the perfect gift this holiday season – give blood Dec. 21 ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The American Red Cross 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...
December 8, 2016
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – On Dec. 22, the American Red Cross and Dunn Brothers Coffee will partner to give something that means something to hospital patients in need at the 10 Hours of Giving Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Apple Valley Dunn Brothers Coffee,...
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 30, 2016
Hayward community encouraged to pay it forward in honor of local teen seriously injured in watercraft accident
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 14, 2016
BROOKINGS, S.D. — A Nov. 30 American Red Cross blood drive provides an opportunity for the community to show their support for Jennifer Moser, an art teacher at Medary and Hillcrest Elementary Schools, and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.
November 10, 2016
ST. JAMES, Minn.  — The American Red Cross will host the 12th annual Thanksgiving Day Blood Drive at the National Guard Training Center on Thanksgiving Day, and all who come to donate will receive a complimentary pie courtesy of Superfair Foods.