Newsroom Archive

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

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...
July 9, 2013
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June   (July 9, 2013)– The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July...
June 17, 2013
Esther Miller has 1,000 reasons to be glad she came in to donate blood on May 31 at the Saxton Fire Hall. The Saxton, Pa., resident learned on June 13 that she is one of five individuals from across the country to have her name drawn as a winner in the American Red Cross Blood Services’...
June 10, 2013
The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and actress Soleil Moon Frye, announces the fifth annual Nexcare give program to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2013
CLICK HERE to see photos of this year's awardees in attendance and other meeting activities. Individuals, businesses and organizations from 15 counties throughout the 100-county American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Alleghenies Region, were honored today at the region’s annual...
April 17, 2013
Every day ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things by volunteering. How about you?
March 28, 2013
  Although few things compare to tropical sunshine and warm weather, we hear time and again about the good feeling people get when they help save a life by donating blood or platelets through the American Red Cross. All of our blood products come from our generous volunteers. Their purpose?...