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Our President and CEO Gail McGovern on CNBC’s Executive Leadership.

Aid officials in the Philippines have credited social media sites like Facebook and Twitter with keeping the number of deaths caused by Typhoon Megi to only 10 so far. Thousands of people were persuaded to move to safer places or take precautionary measures before Megi struck on 18 October, officials say.

Once again by Living with my Shadow
Over the weekend another tumor appeared by Michaels collar bone…So the Doc was called this morning and off to the office we went….blood work was done…after an exam…and the results showed that the bad protein level was off the chart….So he will be getting Plasmaphoresis done both Wednesday and Friday… (which is a process done by the wonderful people at the Red Cross right in our Doctors office where they hook you up to this big machine with a tube in both arms…one tube draws blood out and puts it through the machine which washes the blood and the other tube puts the blood back in….of course that is the short version!) It is the most amazing process, but draining..

Vietnam: From ox carts to canoes, Red Cross uses what it takes to reach flood survivors
Though footage of the army delivering food via helicopter has made the evening news in Viet Nam some of the transportation means used by the Viet Nam Red Cross have been much more humble, but effective in getting to those in need: xe bo, or simple carts hauled through isolated areas by cows. These xe bo working in the service of local branches of the Red Cross have been delivering instant noodles, clothes and clean drinking water to people in remote, storm affected areas, such as Quang Binh’s Tan Hoa commune in Minh Hoa district. According to Cao Quang Canh, vice president of the Quang Binh provincial Red Cross branch, “Sixty per cent of the commune is isolated and there was still no electricity when we were there.”

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