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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:

Regina Boothe Bratton, External Communications Manager
Greater Alleghenies Region

 


 

 

 

 

 
August 10, 2016
(August 9, 2016) —The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage. The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many...
August 2, 2016
Alpha Fire Company is partnering with The Corner Room and B94.5 in an effort to encourage blood donations this summer. They are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, August 9 from noon to 6 p.m. located at 400 West Beaver Avenue in State College.
July 24, 2016
(July 25, 2016) While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available...
July 21, 2016
  A blood drive will be held at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church on August 4 in honor of Jason Snyder, Jr. (JJ) who has been diagnosed with Alpha Thalassemia and Neutropenia. This will be the fourth year that a blood drive has been held in JJ’s honor, and over the years, 157 units of blood...
July 5, 2016
  The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 7, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donorsto give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban...
April 27, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in Recognition of Trauma Awareness Month May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious...
April 14, 2016
The Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is hosting the 9th Annual Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to remember those impacted by the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. The Shenandoah Chapter encourages anyone wanting to pay tribute to the 32 faculty...
April 14, 2016
Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists to help deliver lifesaving blood products to Pennsylvania hospitals for...