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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 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

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

Alana Mauger, External Communications Manager 
(267) 683.5488 (c)
Alana.Mauger@redcross.org

 

 
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 6, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (Julio 5, 2017) —  La Cruz Roja Americana está enfrentando una crítica escasez de sangre y emite una llamada de emergencia a los donantes de todos los tipos de sangre y plaquetas ha que hagan su cita para donar y ayudar a salvar vidas.  
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 28, 2017
SUMMIT, N.J. — Max Gottstein is an energetic five-year-old who was recently diagnosed with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Despite his battle, Max remains an imaginative, happy and strong little boy.  
June 20, 2017
OCEAN CITY, N.J.— Members of the Ocean City community are invited to roll up their sleeves and join their local police and fire heroes in helping to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need this summer.   Ocean City firefighters and law enforcement personnel are...
June 20, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —The American Red Cross and 102.9 WMGK are teaming up for their sixth annual “Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve” blood drive on Sunday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia. Visit redcrossblood.org/WMGK2017 for information...
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 redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 7, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA— La Cruz Roja Americana pide al público que nunca antes habia donado sangre como tambien a los donantes vigentes que no han donado recientemente, a programar una cita inmediata para donar sangre o plaquetas y ayuden a mantener a flote el suministro de sangre durante...
May 31, 2017
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—The American Red Cross and 93.3 WMMR are teaming up again for the 12th Annual “I Bleed for Preston & Steve” blood drive on Saturday, June 17 from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Event Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. Visit...
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.