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?
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help
By Amanda King, Red Cross Internal Communications Intern As the new internal communications intern at the Red Cross, I’m excited to be a part of the Communications and Marketing team. During my internship, I hope to learn more about each department and help get the amazing stories about the Red Cross out there. Learning about…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday: Meet Amanda King, Communications Intern