This year, amidst the several natural disasters that struck so many all over the world, thousands of people found a way to come together. We’ve seen local telethons, celebrity concerts, and national brands and businesses joining the cause and raising funds to aid the survivors of these devastating storms. Here in the Ohio Buckeye Region,…… Continue reading Thanks for Helping!
When Hurricanes Harvey, Irene, and Maria hit, and wildfires blazed, the call went out for local American Red Cross staff to deploy to those disaster sites. Almost 180 Red Cross disaster relief workers responded to the call for help. Most of them are regular volunteers in the Disaster Services department. They are trained to respond…… Continue reading Responding to disasters large and small
It’s been a busy and exhausting few months for those affected by the recent storms, and for those Red Cross volunteers and others who’ve been helping them get back to normal. But “normal” is within reach now, thanks to the resilience of survivors and the generosity of all who’ve reached out to help them. Debris…… Continue reading Thank You!
Early last year, Mark Kraus, who regularly makes apheresis blood donations, was asked to make a special donation. A young girl with leukemia desperately needed platelets, the element that helps blood to clot. As soon as he donated his platelets at the American Red Cross Carriage Place Donation Center, they were transported to the hospital…… Continue reading Whose Life Could You Save?
The tools of Brock Jenkins’ trade lay on the table in front of him. A glove. A pair of shears. A handbook. A few simple medical objects, his training and experience – and his heart – equipped him to serve as a paramedic with the American Red Cross at the George R. Convention Center…… Continue reading “If You Are Approachable…”
Amanda Mayes, who has hemophilia, was hospitalized at age 20 and received two blood transfusions. She remembers being so grateful to the nameless blood donors who saved her life! Knowing she could never thank them, Amanda decided to express her gratitude by giving her time to the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross Blood…… Continue reading Supporting the Donors
By Ken Rosenauer American Red Cross DICKINSON, Texas (Red Cross) – “A bunch of nurses walking through the neighborhood in Dickinson, Texas, saved my life.” That was part of a voicemail to the Red Cross government operations desk from a woman who had been helping her mother in an area inundated by the Dickinson Bayou…… Continue reading Red Cross Nurse Saves a Life