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




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...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 9, 2017
Rome is a Red Cross community that cares.  On June 20, Rome will host its fifth annual “Community that Cares” blood drive at the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, 301 West Bloomfield Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
June 8, 2017
It has been ten years since the blossoming potential of five young women was cut short. In 2007, a tragic accident took the lives of the Fairport Angels-- Hannah Congdon, Bailey Goodman, Meredith McClure, Sara Monnat, and Katie Shirley. The accident happened less than a week after they graduated...
June 8, 2017
The American Red Cross and WHEC News10NBC invite Rochester area residents to roll up their sleeves and give blood at the annual News10NBC blood drive. This year, the blood drive will be held on Wednesday, June 14, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Road. June...
June 5, 2017
In 2013, David Lankes received the startling diagnosis that he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. While undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell transplant, David received life-sustaining blood transfusions. He credits the generous blood donors in the community for giving...
June 2, 2017
Nine organizations in three North Country counties will be hosting American Red Cross blood drives during North Country’s Week of Caring from June 10 through June 17.  The Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to be superheroes for patients with serious illnesses this summer by...
May 31, 2017
Stewart’s Shops is once again treating Red Cross blood donors in Eastern New York to free pints of ice cream  this June. “Give a Pint, Get a Pint”  offers  donors who give blood at blood drives in 20 counties*  from June 1-30 a voucher for a free pint of...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 25, 2017
Blake Simmons was only two weeks old when his parents found out he had non-compaction cardiomyopathy and would need a heart transplant. Like other organ transplant patients, Blake needed blood transfusions during his surgery.  Today, Blake is four years old and thriving, but doctors say he...