Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

 
March 4, 2014
Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. March is Red Cross Month and a time to thank these heroes and encourage others to join their ranks.
January 29, 2014
If you would ask most couples about their favorite date activities, you’d likely hear some or all of the following: go to the movies, dine out in a fancy restaurant, attend a concert or take a weekend getaway trip. For several platelet apheresis donor couples in our service area, add...
November 18, 2013
American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region and Johnstown Manufacturing, have announced their 2013 Employee Excellence and Spirit of Excellence Awardees. This year, nine Greater Alleghenies Region employees – eight based in Johnstown, one in Parkersburg, W. Va.. – were...
October 21, 2013
On behalf of the 2013 Vampire 5K Committee, thanks to everyone for their support of and participation in this year's event. We had a record number of participants - 395 racing bibs were distributed - and although we're still reconciling invoices, we should also set a fundraising record...
October 14, 2013
Approximately 38 percent of the population may be eligible to donate blood. Yet only a fraction of those eligible donate each year, perhaps due to misconceptions about donor eligibility. How about you? You may be surprised. Sometimes, individuals with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure...
October 9, 2013
Outside, leaves are changing to a dazzling array of fiery red, brilliant gold and bright orange hues. Yet inside the more than 80 hospitals served by our local American Red Cross, blood needs are constant for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses; victims of automobile and...
September 9, 2013
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month highlight importance of regular blood donations The American Red Cross is urging blood donations during September to help support the initiatives of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease...
September 3, 2013
Karissa Grossman, Johnstown, Pa., is also a full-time member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, part-time student and Red Cross blood donor Most 20-year-olds don’t have military fatigues, fancy sequined dresses, a crown and winner’s sash hanging in their clothes closet.
September 3, 2013
Blood donations an important part of being prepared September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages you to take action to plan and prepare for an emergency and to donate blood.
July 24, 2013
Red Cross says there is an urgent need for platelets and specific blood types While  thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O...