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Don’t forget to tell your followers when you’re donating with the Red Cross and tag us in your Tweet. You can even Tweet a pic from the donation chair!


Like the American Red Cross Blood Donors Facebook page for behind-the-scenes peeks at the blood collection process and stories about donors just like you. Be sure to Share our posts with friends and let them know about your donation plans!

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The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region developed this student-centric section of the website to present information geared toward high school students.

Visit often for news, updates and new features during the school year.


New Essay Due Date:  Monday, April 27,2015

 Because of technical problems accessing our high school scholarship essay site, we have revised the return date which will provide you one additional month for essay completion.


Revised date: Monday, April 27, 2015. Previously date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thank you for your patience as we sought to correct these errors.


2014-2015 Annual High School Scholarship Competition

The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is pleased to announce the 11th annual essay competition. There will be one top winner in Pennsylvania and New Jersey whose residence is within the jurisdiction of the Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region.

The students whose essays are judged the winning entries will each receive a scholarship for $2,500.

CLICK HERE to to read the 2013-2014 winning entries.

2014-2015 Diversity Scholarship Competition

The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is pleased to announce an essay competition and scholarship award focused on increasing awareness of the need for blood donors to support the blood transfusions needs of patients living with Sickle Cell Disease.

The student whose essay is judged the winning entry will receive a scholarship for $2,500.

CLICK HERE to read the 2013-2014 winning entry.

Get Reel! Showcase Your Filmmaking Talent!

High school students play an important role in keeping the blood supply stable. Some students help by donating blood while others participate in committees and volunteer at blood drives. This is your chance to tell the story of how your school supports blood donation by producing a High School Blood Donor Recruitment Video. 
CLICK HERE to learn more.

2012 - 2013 Winning High School Video

West Chester East High School, PA


2011 - 2012 Winning High School Video

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, NJ


2010 - 2011 Winning High School Video

Penncrest High School, Media, PA


2009 - 2010 Winning High School Video

Central High School

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