We sometimes hear about CPR being mentioned in the media. For example, the famous TV show, “The Office,” had its characters go through a CPR training class in one of the episodes that was full of jokes and memorable quotes. Despite the lighthearted manner with which CPR may be portrayed in popular media, it holds…… Continue reading Save A Life With Hands-Only CPR!
I heard a story recently about a woman who experienced a cardiovascular incident at work. Her heart stopped, she went without oxygen, and she didn’t make it. Would the outcome have been different if someone around her knew CPR or if there was an AED device on site? My first exposure to CPR training was…… Continue reading CPR Can Save A Life!
Ninety percent of those working for the American Red Cross are volunteers. It’s an astounding figure! The Red Cross would not exist without them. We thank them for the tens of thousands of hours of skilled service they provide. Following are just a few of the ways these dedicated, generous men, women and youth use…… Continue reading Compassion in Action
Along with providing services for disasters; conducting blood drives; services to the military; and many other activities, the American Red Cross offers many classes. These classes are both both fun and educational. Each year, an average of more than 9 million people take these classes. Some of these classes include First Aid, CPR, and AED.…… Continue reading Red Cross Offers Many Interesting Classes
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern After a seemlingly never-ending winter, many lucky Ohioans will flock to the beach this summer. Oceanside vacations are wonderful experiences; however, it’s important to protect yourself and your family. Recently, four men drowned during a two-day period on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. All four deaths…… Continue reading It’s vacation time! Protect yourself at the beach
Image from Hurricane Irene, Summer 2011 By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern During National Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 26 to June 1, the Red Cross encourages families to prepare for the possibility of hurricanes and dangerous storms. Hurricane Season – the months in which hurricanes are most likely to strike – will begin…… Continue reading The Red Cross Advocates for Hurricane Preparedness Week