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Penn-Jersey 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 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Beth Toll, External Communications Manager 
Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region
(215) 451-4682 (p) (267) 683-5488 (c)



May 24, 2016
  Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by...
May 6, 2016
  Give blood in honor of seven-year-old trauma patient saved by CPR A blood drive is being held in Warminster on Friday, May 20 in honor of seven-year-old Ally Turner, who nearly drowned after a fall in the bathtub in December at her home in Abington, Pennsylvania. Her parents, Brad and...
May 6, 2016
  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 20, at St. Genevieve’s School Parish Hall in Flourtown, in memory of P.J. Lawn. Lawn was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12 and battled the disease for the next seven years, passing away due to complications from the illness...
April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month   May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious...
March 23, 2016
  The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative...
March 14, 2016
  Local organizers are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at Aldrich Elementary School on Mar. 23 to honor pediatric cancer warriors in the Howell community. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, approximately 10,380 children under age 15 will be diagnosed with...
March 4, 2016
  As a lifelong Bayonne resident, Frank Polera was not only a loving husband, father and grandfather, he was a well-respected pillar in the community, involved in various leadership capacities in many different local organizations.
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 2, 2016
Before she passed away two years ago, Kathy Papasso was already working with fellow members of the Seaboard Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club to sponsor a local blood drive to ensure that blood products would be available to other cancer patients in need of transfusions like herself. “Kathy...
January 26, 2016
Donors needed now after severe winter weather forces blood drive cancellations