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Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region

July 10, 2015
  After losing their son, Nicholas, who was born 25 weeks prematurely and survived only two days after birth, his parents, Jason Gunsenhouser and Kristy Szafran, decided to begin hosting annual blood drives in his memory. “Nicholas received blood while being cared for at the hospital as...
July 7, 2015
  The principal motto of the Rotary Club is “Service Above Self” and for three generations of McMahon family men in Vineland, NJ, this philosophy is truly a way of life. Ron, his son, Scott, and grandson, Ryan, are all regular American Red Cross blood donors. In what will be a...
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.