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)


June 20, 2017
OCEAN CITY, N.J.— Members of the Ocean 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 this summer.   Ocean City firefighters and law enforcement personnel are...
June 20, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —The American Red Cross and 102.9 WMGK are teaming up for their sixth annual “Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve” blood drive on Sunday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia. Visit for information...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
June 7, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA— La Cruz Roja Americana pide al público que nunca antes habia donado sangre como tambien a los donantes vigentes que no han donado recientemente, a programar una cita inmediata para donar sangre o plaquetas y ayuden a mantener a flote el suministro de sangre durante...
May 31, 2017
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—The American Red Cross and 93.3 WMMR are teaming up again for the 12th Annual “I Bleed for Preston & Steve” blood drive on Saturday, June 17 from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Event Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. Visit...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
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...