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May 18, 2020, 11:26 ET COVID-19: Red Cross Offers Virtual Care for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing...


Mar 17, 2020, 08:13 ET American Red Cross Faces Severe Blood Shortage As Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens Availability of Nation's Supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus...


Mar 10, 2020, 08:13 ET Red Cross Urges Healthy Individuals to Give Blood amid Coronavirus Concerns

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient...


Mar 03, 2020, 08:17 ET Melanie R. Sabelhaus to Receive American Red Cross Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service

The American Red Cross has selected Melanie R. Sabelhaus of Naples, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and Nantucket, Massachusetts as the winner of the...


Jan 06, 2020, 08:17 ET Red Cross Teams Up with NFL to Tackle Critical Blood Needs During National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up during January, National Blood Donor Month, to score big for patients in need...


Dec 10, 2019, 08:21 ET 2019: Red Cross Gives Comfort and Support as Frequency of Disasters Increases

With the frequency of severe disasters on the rise, hundreds of thousands of people in 2019 turned to the American Red Cross for food, shelter and...


Nov 26, 2019, 08:15 ET #GivingTuesday: Donate to Help Disaster Victims

After disasters upended the lives of thousands of people this year, the American Red Cross asks everyone to help provide emergency relief for future...


Sep 19, 2019, 08:42 ET Corporations, Foundations and Organizations Pledge $65M Annually to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief

September is National Preparedness Month and more than 110 forward-thinking members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster...


Jul 29, 2019, 15:40 ET Emergency Blood Shortage: $5 Amazon Gift Card for Those Who Help

To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross July 29 through Aug. 29...


Jul 18, 2019, 10:35 ET Red Cross Campaign Motivates Nearly 300,000 Blood Donors to Fill Missing Types for Patients in Need

Over the course of three weeks, nearly 300,000 generous individuals came together through the American Red Cross Missing Types campaign to donate...


Jul 09, 2019, 08:14 ET American Red Cross issues emergency need for blood donors

The American Red Cross issued an emergency need for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and help save patient lives following a busy...


Jun 26, 2019, 08:16 ET Summer Plans Include Visiting Outside the U.S.? Follow These 12 Red Cross Tips to Have a Safe Trip

Do your summer plans include international travel? If you will be driving across a border or flying or sailing to a foreign country, the American Red ...


Jun 11, 2019, 08:15 ET Only 3% of People in the U.S. Give this Type of Donation Needed by the Red Cross

Today, the American Red Cross launches the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for the unmet need for blood and encourage people to take action ...


May 21, 2019, 11:03 ET Red Cross Volunteers Install 120,000 Free Smoke Alarms Nationwide to Exceed Sound the Alarm Goal

The American Red Cross recently installed more than 120,000 free smoke alarms with partners during its Sound the Alarm home fire safety initiative in ...


May 17, 2019, 08:19 ET Anheuser-Busch Recognized for Contribution to the Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program

Today the American Red Cross is recognizing Anheuser-Busch Foundation for its generous commitment of $500,000 to the Red Cross Service to the Armed...


May 16, 2019, 08:12 ET Red Cross Offers 15 Summer Safety Tips for Swimming, Grilling and Attending Crowded Events

Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – will be here soon, signaling the time for outdoor summer fun. The American Red Cross wants...


Apr 23, 2019, 08:32 ET Red Cross Launches Sound the Alarm Effort to Install 100,000 Free Smoke Alarms in 2 Weeks

This weekend, the American Red Cross is launching a two-week Sound the Alarm home fire safety effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100...


Apr 16, 2019, 12:19 ET Schedule a Blood Donation and Get Safety Information with Amazon Alexa

To make it easier for people to access its services and get critical safety information, the American Red Cross is expanding its reach with voice...


Apr 11, 2019, 08:04 ET Survey: 2 in 5 People Say Winning the Lottery More Likely than Losing Home in a Fire

A new American Red Cross survey shows that roughly two in five people think it's more likely that they'll win the lottery than lose their home in a...


Mar 26, 2019, 08:13 ET #Help1Family on Red Cross Giving Day; Nearly 33,000 People Touched by Home Fires So Far This Year

Following a year of record disasters, the American Red Cross asks everyone to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day—tomorrow, March 27. "Every eight...


Mar 14, 2019, 08:12 ET Call for Volunteers: Help Red Cross Install 100,000 Free Smoke Alarms in 2 Weeks

The American Red Cross is seeking 30,000 volunteers across the country to install 100,000 free smoke alarms during a two-week push of Sound the Alarm ...


Mar 05, 2019, 11:38 ET First Red Cross Advanced Resuscitation Courses Taught to Military Medical Students

The American Red Cross continues to build momentum after announcing its market entry for resuscitation education last month by facilitating the...


Feb 28, 2019, 08:07 ET March is Red Cross Month: Be a Hero in Your Community

March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross asks everyone to be a hero in their community by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving...


Feb 07, 2019, 08:02 ET American Red Cross Launches Resuscitation Education Suite for Healthcare, EMS and Public Safety Professionals

The American Red Cross, the premiere provider of resuscitation and first aid training, today announced its new resuscitation education program that...


Jan 29, 2019, 11:37 ET American Red Cross Expands Support for U.S. Troops Stationed in Eastern Europe

As the new year begins, the American Red Cross is expanding support for U.S. military personnel currently serving in Eastern Europe by opening a new...