In Ohio, summer means cookouts, pool parties, and late-night bonfires. However, unpredictable weather doesn’t always cooperate with plans for outdoor fun. You can learn how to be prepared and plan for severe storms like thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods that are common this time of year. In the event of any one of these storms the…… Continue reading Three Steps to Stay Safe During Dangerous Weather
by Sai Rayala, Communications and Marketing Volunteer Every 15 seconds, someone needs platelets. For millions of Americans, they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. One of these people was five-year-old Emery Twehues. Without platelet donations, Emery never would have been able to get the chemotherapy needed to survive her…… Continue reading The Serious Need for Blood Platelet Donations
Remember: The American Red Cross is here to help! If you need immediate help during or after a disaster, all 1-800-redcross, text getemergency to 90999, or download the Red Cross Emergency App. As I was going home in Columbus recently, the danger of driving through floodwaters became real to me. Although the water from heavy…… Continue reading How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
To promote blood donation during the summer months – when donations are historically low – the Red Cross is running the #Missing Types Campaign from June 11-30. Many national brands will leave the letters A, B, and O out of their brands, social media pages, signs, and websites it illustrate the critical role blood donors…… Continue reading Red Cr_ss #Missing Types C_mp_ign June 11 – 30
Before you do anything else to prepare for severe summer weather, click to download the American Red Cross Emergency App! Then follow these tips, some of which are supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. You can get more information by clicking on the link. You can take steps in and around your…… Continue reading Stay Safe When Storms Hit!