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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)
Alana.Mauger@redcross.org

 

 

 

 
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 redcrossblood.org 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...
April 21, 2017
WILKES BARRE, PA—During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.   According to the National Trauma...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 23, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and...
March 14, 2017
The American Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give to help offset the weather-related shortfall in donations.   More than 100 Red Cross blood drives across the eastern United States were canceled due to extreme winter conditions. These...
March 13, 2017
With severe winter weather approaching Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give before travel conditions become hazardous, or for those in unaffected areas, to make an appointment to give as soon as...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.