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“The Stars” Align to Spread Hope on #GivingTuesday

Today, the stars are aligned. At the Red Cross, we are fortunate to work with our celebrity donors and volunteers, as well as many television and film partners.  Each day, they bring us creative ideas about how to alleviate suffering and save lives through the powerful and creative influence of the entertainment industry.  They sing [...]

World AIDS Day: Doan Thi Khuyen’s Story

Around the globe, nearly 34 million people are living with HIV. On this World AIDS Day, take a minute to get to know one of them—Doan Thi Khuyen. Strong-willed and full of hope, Doan Thi Khuyen and her son deal with discrimination every day. But their optimism helps them overcome the stigmas they face in [...]

Help for People Living with HIV in Hanoi

Editor’s note: This post was written by Thang, a peer counselor/outreach worker for the Vietnam Red Cross.  I was working in the counseling room in Dong Da hospital when the phone rang. I picked it up and heard, “Hi Thang, it is Dao from Chuong My district, Hanoi. Do you remember me?” I envisioned Dao, [...]

5 Quidditch Safety Tips

In honor of the today’s anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie premiere, we’re bringing you Quidditch safety tips from my little brother, THIS GUY:          Brennan Ross, 21-year-old famed president of the internationally-ranked UCLA Quidditch team, and Hollywood Quidditch consultant (whose work is featured in the movie The Internship), who is a [...]

Tips For Staying Cool From the Hottest Race in the U.S.

Today marks the beginning of the 36th running of the Badwater Ultra Marathon. For those of you who have not heard about this very small, very elite race, let me give you some context. It’s a three day race Runners don’t really get to sleep at night – they just run with headlamps It starts [...]

How can the Red Cross help MY family?

Many people do not know if the Red Cross can help their family, but the Red Cross is proud to be there for you and whoever you define your family to be. Our seven founding Fundamental Principles guide our services, and among them are: Humanity: We “ensure respect for the human being.” Impartiality: We are impartial [...]

From the Archives…Life Boats and Lifesaving

In November 1942, at Daytona Beach, Florida, selected members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) stationed at the 2ndTrainingCenter were appointed to the Life Guard Corps to guard the beaches allotted to the women for swimming and relaxing in their off-duty hours. The training center command asked the Red Cross to give the women [...]

Summer Safety Summary

I finally finished putting away the gifts my children received for Christmas last week, so you can imagine my surprise when I looked at the calendar and discovered that summer vacation started earlier this week. Where did the time go?! If all goes according to plan, our summer vacation will revolve around lots of fun [...]

Red Cross Jokes

We come across a lot of little jokes and quotes describing the Red Cross – We thought we’d share some of the more memorable ones with you: Q: What do you call a cat who’s joined the Red Cross? – A: A first-aid kit! — Kym Azzarito (@Norineajdn) April 9, 2013   There are so [...]

Mad Men and Mad Skillz

I knew the season premiere of Mad Men was going to be awesome when they coupled two of my favorite things. Chest compressions followed by the opening Canto of Dante’s Inferno read by Don Draper – yes please! However, I will set aside my love of Don Draper reading Dante’s Inferno (sigh) and focus instead [...]