Tag: American Red Cross

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Help patients rebound by giving blood

In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.


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Blood shortage prompts call for donors

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.


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National Preparedness Month: Help prepare the blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood during National Preparedness Month.


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Red Cross shelters 10,000+ in Louisiana: Asks for public support

The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana affected by the devastating flooding there, likely the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.


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American Red Cross, partners save lives through Home Fire Campaign

The American Red Cross and its partners have saved at least 102 lives as part of its nationwide Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries.


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Red Cross issues extreme heat safety tips

People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to extreme heat safety tips and severe weather alerts.


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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply.


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Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages, supermodel Niki Taylor urge blood donation in honor of World Blood Donor Day

The American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.


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Red Cross issues steps to get ready for 2016 hurricane season

The American Red Cross has steps people should take now to get ready for hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.


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Red Cross issues tips on how to have a safe summer

Millions of people are looking forward to having fun and traveling this summer and the American Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe.


CarMax announces $450,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles, has announced a commitment of $450,000 over two years to the American Red Cross.


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Celebrate World Red Cross Day by giving blood

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.


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Red Cross launches 24-Hour Giving Day to #help1family

The American Red Cross Virginia Region is holding its 2016 Giving Day on Thursday.


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Red Cross launches effort to #help1family recover from emergencies

The American Red Cross Virginia Region is holding its 2016 Giving Day on Thursday, April 21.


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Test smoke alarms when turning clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time

The American Red Cross has helped save at least 77 lives and installed more than a quarter of a million smoke alarms in homes all across the country.


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March is Red Cross Month: Time to recognize everyday heroes

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for 70 years.


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Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.


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Blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed.


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Red Cross seeks holiday blood and platelet donations

As millions of Americans get ready for the holidays, the American Red Cross reminds donors to give the most meaningful gift of all: the gift of life.


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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.


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Give something that means something: Give blood or host a blood drive

The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.


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Red Cross encourages blood donations to help ensure a sufficient supply throughout the holidays

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. A seasonal decline in donations often occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with family gatherings and travel.


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Red Cross introduces new RapidPass online donor health history

American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.


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Red Cross encourages blood donations before holidays

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments.


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Students can now sign up to host winter Red Cross blood drives and become eligible for scholarships

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.