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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)



January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
December 2, 2016
  Morrisville, Pa. resident Tami Leather was recognized by Cabot Creamery Co-operative with the Cabot Community Celebrity Award for her selfless volunteerism as an American Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Johnson & Johnson.
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 4, 2016
On January 5, 2012, 38 year-old mother of two, Reeshemah Wynn suddenly passed away less than 24 hours after being diagnosed with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder. The Ree Wynn Foundation is hosting their annual blood drive in her memory on Sat., Nov. 12 in Voorhees...
October 31, 2016
When two-year-old Chloe Rose was diagnosed this past summer with stage three Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer affecting nearly 700 children annually, she went from being a typical happy, playful toddler to a very sick child almost overnight.
October 28, 2016
All of the staff members at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center in West Chester, Pa. look forward to seeing Kevin Keller, who comes in to donate platelets every two to three weeks. Keller, a Downingtown, Pa. resident, always has a contagious smile on his face and a funny comment to make...
August 30, 2016
Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in...