Patricia Rubens Named American Red Cross Midwest Region CEO

October 23, 2008

OMAHA, Neb.  –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 staff!”

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.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

About the American Red Cross
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.



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