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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

March 25, 2013
It was October 2011 when Joe Ann and Brian Storm noticed their two-year-old son Drue had a rash and wasn’t feeling well. Like any parents, they assumed it was just a virus and took him to the doctor. The doctor prescribed some antibiotics for Drue and told Joe Ann that if things didn’t...
March 21, 2013
This winter has been particularly harsh, impacting a large portion of the country, resulting in a significant number of blood drive cancellations and impacting our blood supply.   Since the beginning of February, winter weather has forced the cancellation of more than 425 American Red Cross...
February 26, 2013
Johnstown, PA — This year’s local observance of March Red Cross Month will evoke one of the national organization’s greatest early achievements – its five-month service in helping the victims of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. American Red Cross, Keystone Chapter and Greater...
February 26, 2013
In a tradition dating back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the American Red Cross celebrates March as Red Cross Month. It is a great time to celebrate and recognize the Everyday Heroes in our community—those who help others in their neighborhoods, down the street or across the country.
February 19, 2013
While pregnant with her now three-year-old son Avery, Nicole Marzole and her husband, Karl, realized that Nicole’s pregnancy was high-risk, but never imagined the even more serious risks to their unborn child.
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...