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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)
sue.thesenga@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
December 6, 2017
OAKDALE, Minn. — The American Red Cross continues the holiday tradition of hosting the 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive, the largest one-day Red Cross blood drive in Minnesota. The blood drive gives area residents the opportunity to share their good health while helping boost the blood supply...
December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
November 29, 2017
BRAINERD, Minn. — Before passing away in October, Dee Severson spent more than 29 years as an American Red Cross blood drive coordinator and volunteer. In her role, Severson helped organize 335 blood drives, which collect a total of 42,684 pints of lifesaving blood during her tenure. To honor...
November 28, 2017
Community invited to give more life to patients in need
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 16, 2017
Kowalski’s Market thanking blood donors with pie   EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. A blood or platelet donation could give a patient in need the most...
November 16, 2017
Kolwalski’s Market thanking blood donors with pie   ST. PAUL, Minn. — As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. A blood or platelet donation could give a patient in need the most...
November 8, 2017
Local woman is thankful for blood donors who gave her the gift of life   ST. JAMES, Minn. — The American Red Cross will host the 13th annual Thanksgiving Day blood drive at the National Guard Training Center, 521 Armstrong Blvd. N., 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. All who come to donate will receive...
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...