New York-Penn

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:

Patty Corvaia, External Communications Manager 
New York-Penn Blood Services Region




August 10, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors who attend the New York State Fair to help patients in need by rolling up a sleeve and giving blood during the current chronic blood shortage.  For the seventh year, American Red Cross bloodmobiles will be at the New York State Fair every...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 14, 2017
The American Red Cross and Stewart’s Shops announced today that for a second year in a row,  the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program has been a sweet success.  The program provided donors from 20 Eastern New York counties who gave blood in June a voucher for a free pint of...
July 12, 2017
The lifesaving power of donated blood is something Assemblyman Al Stirpe has known about since his childhood. Growing up, he watched his father, Albert Stirpe, Sr., host annual blood drives in their hometown of Clyde.  An unknown number of patient lives were saved, thanks to Albert’s...
July 11, 2017
  Every two seconds, a patient in the United States needs blood. Every day, seven people in the U.S. die in home fires—most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. These statistics are behind two major efforts of the American Red Cross: to ensure blood is available when patients need it...
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 29, 2017
The American Red Cross and CBS 6 Albany invite residents of Albany and surrounding communities to donate blood at the annual CBS 6 Albany Holiday Heroes Blood Drive on Thursday, July 6 from 12- 7 p.m. at the following locations: Gideon Putnam Hotel 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs...
June 26, 2017
The American Red Cross and WSYR News Channel 9 invite residents of Syracuse and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WSYR News Channel 9 Holiday Heroes Blood Drive : Destiny USA (Legacy section opposite Forever 21) July 1,2,3 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 20, 2017
The American Red Cross and WETM-18 invite residents of Elmira and surrounding communities to  donate blood at the annual WETM summer blood drive on Tuesday, June 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donors may choose to give blood at one of the following locations: Holiday Inn Riverview 760 East...