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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services 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:

Steve Mavica, External Communications Manager
Greater Alleghenies Region
(410) 764-6386 (p) | (443) 962-2092 (c)






January 15, 2016
  30th annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive set for Jan. 25  Party like it’s 1985 and help save lives  
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
November 19, 2015
  Community remembers an amazing woman who lost cancer battle Blood donors can help save lives and remember Crystal Davis on Dec. 19 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Nov.19, 2015)—The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Crystal Davis.
November 18, 2015
  Community urged to support local teen at blood drive Blood donors can help save lives on Dec. 5 PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Nov. 18, 2015)—The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of a local teenager who is battling leukemia and chloroma. Garrett Houston is a 14-year-old high...
November 18, 2015
  Community urged to give something that means something in honor of local blood recipient Blood donors can help save lives on Dec. 14 ELIZABETH, W.Va., (Nov. 18, 2015)—The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of a local blood recipient and graduate of Wirt High School.
November 13, 2015
    Special blood drive held in honor of Huntington firefighter Community encouraged to donate blood during a difficult time of year and honor a hero   HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (Nov. 13, 2015) — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, Dec. 28 in honor of a...
September 29, 2015
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2015) — The American Red Cross will hold its 9th Annual Vampire 5K Run/Walk on (Saturday) October 17 at its headquarters located at 250 Jari Drive in Richland Township. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. The...
September 18, 2015
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Sept. 18, 2015) — Kay Beck and Jean Ryan, of State College, will be this season’s first “Donors of the Game” when the Nittany Lions host Rutgers Saturday, Sept. 19, at Beaver Stadium.   The two were selected by the American Red Cross and Penn State...
September 3, 2015
Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend   JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 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 28, 2015
American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood, platelet donors "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations   PITTSBURGH (Aug. 28, 2015) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to...