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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)


April 24, 2017
WAYNE, PA—The family of Carol Axelrod, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host the sixth annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 9 from 7 a.m.-7p.m. in the Radnor Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Ave. in Wayne. Click here to schedule an appointment...
April 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA— During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.   According to the National Trauma Institute...
April 10, 2017
WOODSTOWN, N.J.—Two weeks after birth, Nicholas Jannetti was diagnosed with Beta Thalessemia Major, also known as Cooley’s Anemia, a life threatening, genetic disorder that prevents patients’ red blood cells from properly developing and supplying the body with adequate oxygen....
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 27, 2017
ERIAL, N.J.—Nine-year-old Nico Cassabria was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma in 2010 at the age of three. After six-months in remission, his cancer returned, and Nico’s battle continues today.   “Nico is a fighter. He has been fighting without complaint for...
March 23, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and...
March 14, 2017
The American Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give to help offset the weather-related shortfall in donations.   More than 100 Red Cross blood drives across the eastern United States were canceled due to extreme winter conditions. These...
March 13, 2017
With severe winter weather approaching Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give before travel conditions become hazardous, or for those in unaffected areas, to make an appointment to give as soon as...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 22, 2017
MEDFORD, N.J.— Before she passed away three years ago, Kathy Papasso was already working with the Seaboard Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club to sponsor a local blood drive. Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2005, Kathy understood, firsthand, the critical role of local drives in helping to...