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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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

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

Beth Toll, External Communications Manager 
(267) 683.5488 (c)




December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
October 31, 2016
  Red Cross blood drive memorializes long-time volunteer blood drive coordinator Although Kingston, Pa. native, Cynthia Witmer, passed away in September, her memory as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and dedicated community volunteer lives on through all those who knew and...
October 26, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Pocono Medical Center to award $1,000 in local high school scholarships in Monroe County for blood drive involvement during the 2016-2017 academic school year. This scholarship is designed to encourage more students to get involved in lifesaving community...
September 27, 2016
Stan Lukowski, Sr. a well-known pillar in the community and former mayor of Throop, passed away in November. An American Red Cross blood drive in his memory is being hosted by the Valley Blood Council and is scheduled at the Throop Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
August 30, 2016
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and...
August 16, 2016
James Barrett McNulty, a well-known pillar in the community and former Mayor of Scranton, passed away from the effects of colon cancer and heart disease in March. A blood drive in his memory is scheduled at the Scranton Health Care Center on Friday, August 26 from 1p.m. – 6 p.m. to continue...
August 11, 2016
 The 30th annual community blood drive in honor of Sheriff Todd A. Martin is set for Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at St Luke Catholic Church. Todd Martin was hired as a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy in 1982, was voted in as sheriff in 1995 and has continued serving in...
August 1, 2016
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and American Red Cross are continuing their annual tradition of helping to save lives by hosting a blood drive on Saturday, August 13 or Sunday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Lancaster.
July 27, 2016
  Montage Mountain Water Park offers free admission for donors at upcoming blood drive Presenting blood donors at the upcoming Montage Mountain Resort blood drive will not only have an opportunity to help save lives,they will also receive a voucher for free admission to the water park.