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






March 14, 2017
West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate celebrate Red Cross during Red Cross Month.  CHARLESTON, W.V. (March 9, 2017) — Red Cross employees and volunteers were celebrated on Monday, March 6, in the Capitol of West Virginia for the state’s Red Cross Day. 
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 23, 2017
Red Cross seeks volunteer transportation specialists Johnstown, PA Monday, February 20, 2017 — 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...
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
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...