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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
585-775-7673

 

 

 

 
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 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 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...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in...
December 28, 2016
For the 10th year, the American Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts will partner in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors. Through the Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets in January at Red Cross blood drives in...
December 26, 2016
 In memory of Trooper Christopher Skinner and the ultimate sacrifice he paid, The New York State Police are inviting the community to join them by giving blood at the third annual Trooper Skinner memorial American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. “Through events...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 16, 2016
The American Red Cross and WROC News Channel 8 invite residents of Rochester and surrounding communities to roll up their sleeves and donate blood at the Take Back, Give Back blood drive on Tuesday, December 27 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Regal Cinema wing of the Mall at Greece Ridge,  271...
December 7, 2016
  The American Red Cross and WRGB CBS 6 News invite residents of Albany and surrounding communities to come to the Holiday Heroes blood drive on Monday, December 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at one of the following locations: Proctor’s Theatre  432 State St., Schenectady   Saratoga...
December 6, 2016
  The Rochester Police Department and Rochester Police Locust Club  invite the community  to pay tribute to Officer Daryl Pierson by joining them at the third annual blood drive in his memory.   Officer Pierson dedicated his life to serving his community.  He was 32 years...