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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

February 4, 2013
It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but that does not apply when you are talking about blood donors.
January 28, 2013
American Red Cross officials urge additional blood and platelet donations Last week’s frigid temperatures and winter storm forced the cancellation of 11 American Red Cross blood drives in four of the six states serviced in part by American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services region...
January 24, 2013
Earlier today Greater Alleghenies Region officials expressed concern about the combined effects of this week’s wintry weather and widespread colds and flu on our organization’s efforts to meet collection targets and patient need.
January 16, 2013
With a severe flu season upon us, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors to take measures to prevent contracting the flu. Blood donors should:
December 28, 2012
Blood and platelet donors honored for helping ensure a stable blood supply January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States for helping to ensure a stable blood supply for...
December 24, 2012
Little did Charlie Fairbank know that when he went to donate blood on February 7, 1957, he would meet his perfect match. Not his perfect blood type match, but his marital match.
November 16, 2012
After trailing Michigan State since Day 1, Penn State came roaring back on November 15 with 339 blood donations given at the Hetzel Union Building, University Park Campus, to win the 19th annual Penn State-Michigan State Blood Donor Challenge.
November 2, 2012
American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, is continuing its efforts to reschedule cancelled blood drives and increase donor turnout at area blood drives to help replenish blood supplies following Superstorm Sandy. Through November 1, Superstorm Sandy forced the cancellation of...
October 29, 2012
As communities brace for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, the American Red urges immediate blood and platelet donations in areas unaffected by this storm and asks that community members consider donating blood in affected areas once the storm passes through and it’s safe to do so.
September 19, 2012
Spring, summer, autumn and winter. No matter the time of year, helping to save lives is always in season! Leaves on the trees change colors, but the need for blood donors is constant. Every two seconds, someone in our country needs a blood transfusion. These needs continue day and night, 365 days a...