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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)
Alana.Mauger@redcross.org

 

 
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 19, 2017
WYNNEWOOD, Pa.—The family of Carol Axelrod, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Lankenau Medical Center, 100 Lancaster Ave. in Wynnewood.   Click here to schedule an...
September 14, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Members of the Atlantic 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.  
September 14, 2017
BLUE BELL, Pa.— Fourteen-year-old twins Julia and Remi Rosenthal are planning their third annual blood drive to help ensure blood is available for patients who may need transfusions. Their American Red Cross “Two By Two: Take Three” blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27...
September 13, 2017
As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood or platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day....
September 8, 2017
PHILADELPHIA— September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of the importance of having a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of all hospital patients, including those with this blood disease.  
September 8, 2017
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Each September, Americans search for ways to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with reverence and service. In that spirit, the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Jersey City Department of Public Safety and Suburban Propane, will hold its third annual Jersey...
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...