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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)



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...
August 26, 2016
The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is partnering once again with the Jersey City Police and Fire Departments to host the second annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial blood drive on Monday, September 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of those who lost their lives in...
August 22, 2016
PHILADELPHIA - 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.  
August 19, 2016
Local fire and law enforcement personnel compete to increase blood donations Local fire fighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood....