Blood Drives

(Students donate blood at Imhotep Institute Charter High School.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Philadelphia Charter School Holds Blood Drive For Sickle-Cell Victims

The student-organized, student-run blood drive, administered by the Red Cross, could be a lifesaver for some of the tens of thousands of African-Americans with sickle-cell anemia.



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.


(L-R: Ronald Quay, a blood recipient; Brigid O'Neill LaGier, CEO of American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region; Meg McGoldrick, chief operating officer of Abington Hospital; and Dr. James Yushack, director of Abington's trauma program.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Amid Shortfall, Area Blood Bank Pleads For Blood Donors

There is a critical need for blood donations in our region, according to Red Cross officials who spoke today in Abington.


(A blood donor.  File photo)

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.”