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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)




November 23, 2015
  This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
October 29, 2015
Roll up your sleeve to win a chance to getaway   ASHLEY, Pa. — The American Red Cross and Sundance Vacations  are partnering to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, November 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 264 Highland Park Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township.
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives ASHLEY, Pa. — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 13, 2015
Students can now sign up to host winter Red Cross blood drives and become eligible for scholarships   ASHLEY, Pa. (October 13, 2015) — This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross...
September 3, 2015
Red Cross urges eligible donors to close out summer with a blood or platelet donation (September 3, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.  
August 31, 2015
Kickoff your holiday weekend by helping to save lives   ASHLEY, PA (August 31, 2015) — DG Yuengling & Son and the American Red Cross invite you to kickoff Labor Day weekend by becoming an everyday hero. Roll up your sleeve to donate blood on Friday, September 4, from 12:00 p.m. to 5...
August 31, 2015
Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day encourages people to give blood to honor those lost on 9/11   ASHLEY, Pa. (August 31, 2015) - The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets...
August 28, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.
August 7, 2015
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and American Red Cross continue their annual tradition of helping to save lives by hosting a blood drive to ensure a stable blood supply. Give hope to patients in need by rolling up a sleeve on Saturday, August 15 or Sunday, August 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m....
August 3, 2015
  All presenting donors in August will receive coupon for free donut and medium iced coffee