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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)



November 23, 2015
  This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
October 28, 2015
    Harriet Habib-Puca was a Leonia, N.J. resident who dedicated her life to serving others with compassion as a nurse. After Harriet was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), she received 22 platelet products and 14 units of blood as part of her treatment.
October 27, 2015
  Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives    American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 15, 2015
  Annual blood drive aims to collect more than 400 pints of blood this year  American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” The Red Cross and...
September 29, 2015
Rosenthal twins to urge blood donors in honor of one sister’s childhood battle with cancer Twin sisters, Remi and Julia Rosenthal, are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday in honor of their upcoming B’Not Mitzvah, which is a traditional Bat Mitzvah ceremony,...
September 25, 2015
  Blood Donor Marc Satalof to reach 30 gallon lifetime donor status
September 10, 2015
The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is hosting an annual blood drive with the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Foundation on Saturday, Sept.12 at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia. “The Dr. YSR Foundation is made up of dedicated volunteers who are committed to serving our...
September 3, 2015
    Donors needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply through the Labor Day weekend The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
September 2, 2015
Give blood to remember those who were lost and help others live  
August 28, 2015
  The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.