Northeastern Pennsylvania 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)




February 19, 2018
The American Red Cross invites the community to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood this March in celebration of Red Cross Month.   Every day, thousands of patients depend on blood donations to help save their lives. Tiffany Poynter is among those grateful blood recipients. After...
February 5, 2018
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain...
February 5, 2018
CONYNGHAM, Pa.— Blood donors in Northeastern Pennsylvania are invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Christ Lutheran Church, 467 Main St., Conyngham, by coming out to donate blood on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1-6 p.m. More than 100 donors are needed.   Click here to schedule an...
January 31, 2018
WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— Blood donors in Northeastern Pennsylvania are invited to roll up their sleeves for an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 8, 1:30-6 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, located at 255 Highland Park Blvd. in Wilkes-Barre.   Click here to schedule...
January 31, 2018
HONESDALE, Pa.— Blood donors in Northeastern Pennsylvania are invited to roll up their sleeves for the fifth annual American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 12:30-6:30 p.m. at the Lemnitzer Armory, 232 Tryon St., Honesdale. The drive is generously sponsored by Bold Gold Media Group...
January 23, 2018
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet...
January 19, 2018
HAZLETON, Pa.—The Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and Penn State Hazleton THON are teaming up with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn State Hazleton’s Evelyn Graham Academic Building, 76...
January 8, 2018
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.   
January 5, 2018
POCONO MANOR, Pa. — Donors from the Pocono region are invited to roll up their sleeves for an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, located at 250 Kalahari Blvd. in Pocono Manor.   Schedule an appointment to donate  
December 18, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.