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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 [...]

100 Days of Summer International #YouthDay

By Eddie Zitnik, Chair, American Red Cross National Youth Council Today is International Youth Day, a special day during the year which celebrates the impact youth can make on society all around the world. At the American Red Cross we hope to inspire youth and young adults to donate blood this summer to help meet [...]

Choose Your Day This Summer — There’s Still Time

An excerpt from redcross.org: It’s always difficult to collect enough blood to meet patient needs, but it’s even more difficult during the summer months when schools are out and families are visiting with friends and loved ones.  It’s important to remember that patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood and platelets. The need is [...]

Susan’s Story: How Donating Blood Saved Her Life

A blood donation is one of the greatest gifts that a person can give. It is a selfless act that can have a long-lasting impact on another person’s life. Susan, a committed Red Cross blood donor, regularly donated blood to help save the lives of others. Following one of her routine blood donation appointments, she [...]

Spend Some Summer R&R with the Red Cross

Summer vacation may sound relaxing, but between packing for your trip to the beach and organizing barbecues, some of us might need a break from our summer break. What’s the solution? It’s as simple as choosing your day. Make an appointment, kick back in a comfy chair, roll up a sleeve and donate blood. It’s [...]