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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)
beth.toll@redcross.org

 

 

 
July 6, 2015
  The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region will conduct a series of blood drives throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey on July 11 and 12 to benefit sickle cell disease patients in the area.
June 29, 2015
  The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week...
June 22, 2015
  Childhood cancer survivor wants to help other patients in need When Peter Zucca was diagnosed with pediatric cancer at 10 months old, his family never dreamed that his survival would require more than 50 units of blood before his second birthday.
June 19, 2015
  When Kristen Hughes started her work day on Dec. 12, 2014, as an American Red Cross blood collections team supervisor for a mobile blood drive at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, she planned to help others save lives through blood donations. She didn’t plan to be directly saving...
June 11, 2015
  6th annual scholarship program benefits high school students Bob’s Discount Furniture has announced the grand prize winner of its 2015 Bob’s Discount Furniture $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program with the American Red Cross. The grand prize was awarded to Cherry Hill...
June 1, 2015
  Having lived in Bayonne, New Jersey his entire life, 85-year-old John Nicaretta has been an American Red Cross blood donor and supporter since the very first time he gave blood more than 60 years ago, while deployed in Korea with the United States Army during the Korean War. Nicaretta...
May 27, 2015
  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, June 5, at St. Genevieve Church, 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 in May 2013. 
May 20, 2015
  The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 7, 2015
  Beginning on Saturday, May 9, the Fairfield, New Jersey American Red Cross Blood Donation Center will expand its hours of operation, offering the option for donors to give blood donations every Saturday. The previous schedule included operating hours on the first and third Saturdays of each...
April 30, 2015
  PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 30, 2015) The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is partnering with NorthStar VETS once again for their annual human and companion animal blood drive on Tuesday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.at their Robbinsville, New Jersey office, located at...