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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)



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
January 6, 2016
When 10-year-old Rialee Jacoby was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor in her legs, she received many blood transfusions as part of her treatment. Since her diagnoses in 2013, Rialee has remained optimistic, and has served as a true inspiration to her friends and family.
January 5, 2016
  What should have been a fun-filled Halloween night of trick-or-treating in Mullica Hill, NJ, quickly turned into a horrific nightmare for the Callan family when one of their twins, seven-year-old Jared, suffered severe second and third degree burns to 35% of his body after his costume caught...
January 4, 2016
  Presenting blood donors at select locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. in January will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee*
December 17, 2015
  As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 14, 2015
  This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages local residents to give something that truly means something – a blood donation. Donors can give “The Perfect Gift” with the Red Cross and St. Mary Roman Catholic Church at a Dec. 28 blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in...
December 3, 2015
  Local blood donors needed to prevent a seasonal decline in donations Following a recent facility upgrade and expansion, the Lionville Community YMCA in Exton is excited to host American Red Cross community blood drives once again beginning on December 18. Every day, patients throughout the...
November 23, 2015
  This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
October 28, 2015
    Harriet Habib-Puca was a Leonia, N.J. resident who dedicated her life to serving others with compassion as a nurse. After Harriet was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), she received 22 platelet products and 14 units of blood as part of her treatment.