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






April 6, 2017
The Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region honors Volunteer of the Month Doris Costello BALTIMORE, Md. (April 4, 2017) - April is National Volunteer Month. The Red Cross celebrates by honoring its volunteers, including Doris Costello.  Doris is the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services...
April 4, 2017
Give blood in memory of those impacted by the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings WINCHESTER, Va. (April 4, 2017) — The Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is hosting the 10th Annual Virginia Tech Memorial Blood Drive on Friday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to remember the...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 23, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care  BALTIMORE, Md. (March 23, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross...
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...