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Blood Recipient Profile: Joshua Dri and Summer Blood Donations

Summer can be a busy time of year with family vacations, pool parties and other fun activities. But patients like 6-year-old Joshua Dri, of Cumming, Georgia, don’t get a summer vacation from needing blood. He’s counting on the generosity of Red Cross blood donors to continue donating through the summer, so he can enjoy the fun [...]

The Barton Report: May Podcast

Welcome to The Barton Report, a podcast brought to you by the American Red Cross. Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Barton Report on BlogTalkRadio Listen here if you have issues with the above player. This month we’re covering lots of topics to get you ready for this summer. Tune in [...]

Moms Give Thanks for Blood Donors: “I’m So Lucky”

This Mother’s Day, two women share their heartfelt thanks for blood donors who saved their lives. Noelle Gardner In June 1994, when she was 28 years old, Noelle Gardner hemorrhaged while giving birth to her son. Blood donations helped save her life. In a video submitted to the Red Cross, Noelle and her family share [...]

Brian Boyle Beats the Odds: C&O Canal 100 Mile Ultramarathon

Post by Steve Mavica, External Communications Manager, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region Author, American Red Cross blood recipient and national volunteer spokesman Brian Boyle continued his miraculous comeback from a horrific 2004 auto accident by successfully completing the C&O Canal 100 Mile Ultramarathon in Knoxville, Maryland, on April 26. Brian dedicated each mile of [...]

Satirical Fodder, Yet Again (Hi ClickHole!)

You have just one day to meet our goal to fill the Grand Canyon with blood! At least, that’s what ClickHole wants you to think. A satirical website (count it in the same vein as our beloved The Onion) has yet again focused on the American Red Cross, and what a worthy cause they chose! [...]

From the Archives for Women’s History Month: “Marjorie Bonynge and Volunteer Partnership in World War II”

Along with many other New York City residents, Marjorie Bonynge went to Pier 88 on West 49 Street to see the wreckage of the French liner which had caught fire and capsized while being converted into a U.S. troop transport. The burning of the ship in February 1942, just two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry [...]

Sleeves Up!

As a regular blood donor for nearly 20 years and a previous employee of American Red Cross Blood Services, I understand the amount of time and energy that go into organizing a blood drive. Volunteer blood drive coordinators – from high school administrators, to student organization presidents, to church activities directors – spend hours on logistics, [...]

2015 Resolutions: 3 Ideas from the Red Cross

With the new year, comes a new you! But for many of us, New Year’s resolutions don’t always pan out.  We try to lose weight, get to the gym more or even take up a hobby. But the changes become overwhelming by day 3 (or is that just me?). If you’re looking for new resolutions, [...]

Nilda’s Story: Sickle Cell Awareness Month

You might only think about car accidents or other horrific incidents when blood is used, but maintaining a diverse blood supply is important to help meet the needs of all hospital patients. This September, Sickle Cell Awareness Month helps remind individuals to roll up a sleeve and donate blood, keeping a supply available for those with [...]

The Journey from Arm to Arm — Wynonna & Cactus’ story

Blood donations help millions of patients in need.  To make the journey from “arm to arm,” every unit goes through so many steps and tests to ensure that it is as safe as can be. After finding a blood donation opportunity, and going through a short health history questionnaire and mini-physical, the Red Cross collects [...]