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Northeastern Pennsylvania Region

April 11, 2016
      Bloomsburg University is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Apr. 20 in memory of Brian Clarke, a former Bloomsburg University All-American football player. Clarke passed away in January after an almost two-year battle with testicular cancer.
March 23, 2016
  The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 16, 2016
  While many students were enjoying a holiday break from school this winter, Zoe Wasserlauf of Honesdale, was planning to help save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The Honesdale High School senior earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of her efforts.
January 26, 2016
Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations
January 4, 2016
Presenting blood donors at select locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. in January will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee*
December 17, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
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.