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)


December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
December 4, 2017
GLENSIDE, Pa.— Just fight – those two words became a rallying cry for the family and friends of Allyson “Ally” Turner, who survived a traumatic brain injury after almost drowning in a bathtub in 2015 when she was 7 years old.   
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 1, 2017
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.  
October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 9, 2017
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  
September 24, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.   Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an...
September 19, 2017
WYNNEWOOD, Pa.—The family of Carol Axelrod, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Lankenau Medical Center, 100 Lancaster Ave. in Wynnewood.   Click here to schedule an...
September 14, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Members of the Atlantic 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.  
September 14, 2017
BLUE BELL, Pa.— Fourteen-year-old twins Julia and Remi Rosenthal are planning their third annual blood drive to help ensure blood is available for patients who may need transfusions. Their American Red Cross “Two By Two: Take Three” blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27...