Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region


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Media Contacts and Resources:

External Communications Manager

Marianne Spampinato, APR Tel: (814) 262-2813

Marianne joined the American Red Cross in 1981 as a Public Information Specialist. She received the region’s Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence in 1984. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and an M.L.L.S. from Duquesne University. In 1990 Marianne was accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America. In 2002 she received the local YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award in the Non-Profit Sector. She has served as a part-time instructor (Technical/Business Writing) at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.



September 9, 2014
Media Contact: Marianne Spampinato, External Communications Manager PH: 814-262-2813                             ...
September 3, 2014
Help maintain a diverse blood supply to meet the needs of all patients The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.
August 14, 2014
On August 8, 2014, the American Red Cross partnered with Meritus Health on the first Meritus Blood Blitz, held at Robinwood Professional Center in Hagerstown, Maryland. A total of 102 individuals came in to donate blood, resulting in 87 productive donations, making the Blitz the largest Red Cross...
July 16, 2014
Not content to host quarterly blood drives with the American Red Cross, WyoTech of Blairsville held its first-ever car cruise on July 12, with half of the proceeds benefiting the local blood services agency.
June 5, 2014
Gina Walker, blood recipient and founder/CEO of Hope for Accreta, inspires attendees at June 5 event  Click for link to photos of awardees in attendance and meeting activities.
June 2, 2014
Suburban Propane Sponsors Blood Drives from Maine to South Carolina The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane are teaming up once again to help ensure the community blood supply remains strong, by encouraging donors to schedule a generous blood donation this June.
May 19, 2014
A bride-to-be’s to-do list: invitations, caterer, florist … blood drive? Such is the case for Jennifer Mahon, a local bride-to-be, who invited the community to come out and donate blood on May 17, 2014, in honor of her father, Brian Mahon. She gave up having a bridal shower and put all...
May 13, 2014
When Sidman resident Dennis Gressick came in to donate platelets on April 24, he turned the tables on the apheresis collections staff at the Johnstown Donation Center of American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Region Blood Services, and did the thanking.
April 14, 2014
  Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and platelets and become part of our ever growing family tree; you’ll join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause. All of our blood products come from our generous volunteers whose motivation stems from...
April 2, 2014
Take action and encourage others to make a difference and volunteer. Individuals and organizations can seize the moment and share in honoring America’s volunteers this spring.