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
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
By Megan Hageman, Red Cross Volunteer Every two seconds someone in the United States is in need of blood. In some cases people require a unique kind of blood that will be compatible with their own and won’t be rejected by their body. This is where the American Rare Donor Program comes in and helps…… Continue reading In search of valuable rare blood types
Have you or someone you know had surgery? Do you know someone who has sickle cell disease or has been injured in a car accident? These are just a few of the people who’ve benefitted from the work Dave Milam and more than 40 other volunteer drivers do in Ohio. American Red Cross Hospital Services…… Continue reading “Where Does My Blood Go?”
If you could save someone’s life in a couple of hours, would you do it? That’s about the amount of time it takes to make a blood donation, and you could end up saving not one, but three lives! Who needs your blood? People who’ve been in serious accidents. Cancer patients. People who have blood…… Continue reading Save 3 Lives – In Less Than 2 Hours!
I will install and maintain smoke alarms. Every level of a home should have a smoke alarm. There should also be smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. I will make an emergency escape plan. It’s important to have an escape plan because in case of a fire, you have less than 2 minutes to get…… Continue reading Red Cross Resolutions
If you’re a member of the First Aid Services Team of the American Red Cross, you might be volunteering at the Columbus Marathon, an OSU football game, and a roller derby – all in the space of a few months.. The First Aid Services Team provides first-aid services at public events locally. Team members might…… Continue reading First Aid First…And Then?