During this time of the year when many spend extra time with loved ones, I feel compelled to write about my own family’s experience with blood donation. On Jan. 3, 1998, I received a call at work that my mother was in critical condition in a hospital in Florida, where she and my father were…… Continue reading Who knew someone’s blood donation would help save my mother’s life?
The holidays have just passed and as I sit here I am reminded of all the gifts that were exchanged, everything from toasters and toolboxes to cameras and cardigan sweaters. A common misconception is that a gift must be material. I believe that there is a gift more satisfying than any toaster could ever be, the gift…… Continue reading Toasters. Toolboxes. This Gift Can Last a Lifetime.
In just the first week of the Haiti response effort, the American Red Cross already has spent or committed $34 million (approximately 25 percent of what has been pledged or received) as of Thursday, January 21. We’ve committed and spent funds in three basic areas: food and water relief supplies logistical and support services 50…… Continue reading American Red Cross President Gail McGovern in Haiti
I’ve been at the “Columbus Hope for Haiti” fundraiser since 6AM; what an “affirming” experience! Things are tough here at home, but there’s been a steady stream of people driving through the donation lines and by 3PM, we’d accepted over $85,000. Wonder what the total will be when we finish at 7PM? (Columbus Hope for…… Continue reading Columbus Hope for Haiti
Stay tuned to our online newsroom for the latest on the relief effort.
We have heard from many greater Columbus residents interested in learning more about the relief efforts happening in Haiti today. Visit our online newsroom for the latest information. You can also Click here to make a donation to the International Response Fund or text “HAITI” to “90999” to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Thank you for…… Continue reading Red Cross Sends Aid to Haiti
This new bloodmobile, funded by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation, will serve a vital role in the growth of blood donations in Central Ohio. The bus will allow the Red Cross to collect more than 9,300 life-saving blood donations each year. This is just one of the four buses funded nationally by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation since 2007. What…… Continue reading New Bloodmobile Added to the Fleet