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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)



August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in...
August 26, 2016
The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is partnering once again with the Jersey City Police and Fire Departments to host the second annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial blood drive on Monday, September 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of those who lost their lives in...
August 22, 2016
PHILADELPHIA - The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
August 19, 2016
Local fire and law enforcement personnel compete to increase blood donations Local fire fighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood....
August 1, 2016
                                                                  Local blood donors this August are in for a sweet surprise! Dunkin...
July 5, 2016
  The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 23, 2016
  Second annual Mt. Laurel blood drive in honor of five-year-old Severe Aplastic Anemia patient  An American Red Cross blood drive is being held in honor of five-year-old Ben Hopkins on Sunday, July 10 at the Aloft Hotel in Mt. Laurel. At age three, Ben was diagnosed with Severe...
June 17, 2016
  An upcoming blood drive will be held at Pinelands Regional Jr. High School in Little Egg Harbor in memory of Dylan Percy, 22, of New Gretna, who passed away in July 2015 after losing a hard-fought battle due to injuries sustained in a car accident. “During his two-week stay at the...
June 6, 2016
  The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
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...