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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






February 14, 2017
This year’s WJAC-TV Donor Day will be held at six locations JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Feb. 14, 2017) — WJAC Television and the American Red Cross invite you to partner with us to help save a life this summer.  Save the date:  Thursday, June 15, WJAC-TV hosts the 32nd Annual WJAC-TV...
February 2, 2017
Blair County’s largest blood drive coming again Altoona, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) — The 29th annual Blair Media Blood Blitz will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jaffa Shrine Facility in Altoona, PA. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood product....
February 2, 2017
Join the Red Cross team and make a difference as a volunteer blood services transportation specialist Johnstown, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) — The Red Cross urgently needs volunteer drivers in the Johnstown area to transport collected blood and blood products throughout the area to various hospitals...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 26, 2017
American Red Cross is grateful for generous donors during this critical period Wheeling, WV (Jan. 26, 2017) — The 31st Annual Ohio Valley Media Day on Monday, Jan. 23 at WesBanco Arena saw more than 200 generous donors roll up a sleeve to give blood. By the end of the day, 246 units of blood...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 13, 2017
Blood drive will honor 16-month-old Quincy Ogline Friedens, PA (Jan. 10, 2017) — A blood drive will be held at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in honor of Quincy Ogline.
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 8, 2016
Everyone Welcome To Donate At Local Blood Drive Shippensburg, PA (Dec 5, 2016) – A blood drive in honor of Steve Russell, a lifelong Shippensburg, PA resident, will be held on December 9, 2016. The drive will be located at Shippensburg Church of the Brethren from 12:30pm to 6pm.