Northeastern Pennsylvania Region

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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Alana Mauger, External Communications Manager 
(267) 683.5488 (c)




August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
August 4, 2017
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The American Red Cross and Monroe County will hold their 31st annual community blood drive honoring Sheriff Todd A. Martin on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 1-6 p.m. at St Luke Catholic Church, 818 W. Main St., Stroudsburg.   To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-...
July 29, 2017
MANHEIM, Pa. — Donors are invited to give blood with a colorful cast of medieval characters at the annual American Red Cross and Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Blood Drive on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13. Appointments are available between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days on the Faire...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 6, 2017
WILKES BARRE, Pa. -- La Cruz Roja Americana está enfrentando una crítica escasez de sangre y emite una llamada de emergencia a los donantes de todos los tipos de sangre y plaquetas ha que hagan su cita para donar y ayudar a salvar vidas.  
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 6, 2017
LONG POND, PA.— Pocono Raceway and the American Red Cross invite blood donors to attend the 12th Annual Pocono Raceway Blood Drive and Ride for the Red. The blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 1-7 p.m. at the Pocono Raceway, located at 1234 Long Pond Road, Long Pond,...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 23, 2017
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, PA—David Lawrence Duchnick was always willing to lend a helping hand. The organ donor and volunteer firefighter was working as a tow truck operator—a family business and a job he loved—when he sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a tragic accident on Route 81...