Anthony Tornetta


Eagles Hope Fans Will Break Blood Donation Record At Saturday Drive

It’s the fifth annual Philadelphia Eagles-American Red Cross blood drive. From 6am to 2pm, the Linc will host the hundreds of fans expected to donate blood.


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Red Cross Says Sandy Has Increased Need For Blood Donations

“We canceled every single blood drive Monday, Tuesday, and the majority of Wednesday as well,” says spokesman Anthony Tornetta.


File photo of Citizens Bank Park, where the 8th Annual Philadelphia Phillies Blood Drive will take place Saturday. (Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Thousands Expected To Donate At Philadelphia Phillies Blood Drive

One of the largest annual Red Cross blood drives in the region is taking place Saturday in South Philadelphia.


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Red Cross Pleads For Blood Donors After Irene Forces Blood Drive Cancellations

“To maintain a sufficient supply here in our region, we need to collect on average about 1,200 units of blood per day,” a Red Cross spokesman says, “and we did not meet that goal this weekend because of Hurricane Irene.”


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Red Cross Glitch Overbooks Phillies’ Blood Drive, Sending Some Away

“We actually had a glitch in our system when we were signing up donors,” says a Red Cross spokesman. “We overbooked the schedule.”


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Red Cross Blood Collectors Head Back To Work During ‘Cooling Off Period’

Blood collectors from the area Red Cross have been on strike since the end of May. But they will return to work starting Thursday after agreeing to a 90-day cooling off period.


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New Talks Scheduled Between Red Cross And Philadelphia Union

There are new talks scheduled between the Red Cross and blood takers in the Philadelphia area as the unionized workers enter their third week on the picket line.


Red Cross blood donation workers march in a picket line at 7th and Spring Garden Streets. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Red Cross Workers Picket After Talks Fall Through

Red Cross workers at blood banks across the Delaware Valley hit the picket line this morning after talks broke down late last night.