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)


August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 30, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Local blood donors are in for a sweet treat this August! Dunkin’ Donuts in Greater Philadelphia is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide 25,000 coupons for Red Cross blood donors in the region.   Throughout the month of August, presenting donors will...
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 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 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...