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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)



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...
May 6, 2016
  Give blood in honor of seven-year-old trauma patient saved by CPR A blood drive is being held in Warminster on Friday, May 20 in honor of seven-year-old Ally Turner, who nearly drowned after a fall in the bathtub in December at her home in Abington, Pennsylvania. Her parents, Brad and...
May 6, 2016
  An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 20, at St. Genevieve’s School Parish Hall in 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...
April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month   May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious...
March 23, 2016
  The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative...
March 14, 2016
  Local organizers are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at Aldrich Elementary School on Mar. 23 to honor pediatric cancer warriors in the Howell community. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, approximately 10,380 children under age 15 will be diagnosed with...