Patricia Rubens

Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Region


Midwest Region Blood Services would like to welcome Patricia Rubens to the American Red Cross team.

Rubens has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Region of the American Red Cross Blood

Services that is headquartered here in Omaha.

Rubens, who officially started on October 6th, brings more than two decades of industry-related

experience to the position. She comes to the Red Cross from Caridian BCT (formerly Gambro). In her role

as Senior Sales Consultant, she gained valuable experience consulting with hospital customers and

administrators at the executive level.

She has also worked as the manager of blood collections at The Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin,

where she became intimately acquainted with the day-to-day operations of blood banking.

“I am absolutely honored and thrilled to be the CEO for the Midwest Region,” said Rubens. “Our region is

so fortunate to have so many wonderful dedicated staff members working to provide lifesaving blood for

our community! I am so excited to join this awesome team and I look forward to working side by side with


Rubens, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, resides in Omaha. A mother of two, she is

an avid photographer and loves to golf.