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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)



July 22, 2015
The Southern Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting an open house event and coordinating blood drive on Tuesday, July 28. “We want to invite community members to stop by and explore all of the services we provide and perhaps to learn about getting involved as a volunteer or...
July 16, 2015
  This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket.
July 15, 2015
  Blood and platelet donors can receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket   This summer, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood or platelets at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket.
July 10, 2015
  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 Cedar Creek High School for the highest number of blood donations at...
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...