Red Cross Issues Public Plea for Blood Donations

January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross needs you. The American Red Cross issued an emergency call today for blood and platelet donors to give now and help mitigate a blood shortage. With holiday scheduling keeping donors busy, the Red Cross collected about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New … More Red Cross Issues Public Plea for Blood Donations

Red Cross Prepares for Massive Relief Response As Hurricane Florence Nears

The American Red Cross is preparing for a large relief effort across multiple states as Hurricane Florence continues its march toward the East Coast. This is a dangerous storm predicted to grow even stronger and the Red Cross urges people in its path to obey evacuation orders and get ready now. The Red Cross is … More Red Cross Prepares for Massive Relief Response As Hurricane Florence Nears

Red Cross Trains 1 Million Children to Prepare for Disasters through The Pillowcase Project

The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that one million 3rd through 5th grade students have learned how to prepare themselves, their households and their communities for emergencies by participating in The Pillowcase Project. Originally created in New Orleans, The Pillowcase Project is a free program inspired by the story of local university students carrying their belongings … More Red Cross Trains 1 Million Children to Prepare for Disasters through The Pillowcase Project

Winter Freeze Prompts Red Cross Urgent Call for Blood Donations

Severe winter weather with snow storms and frigid temperatures has had a tremendous impact on blood donations. More than 150 blood drives have already been cancelled this year causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Further adding to the diminishing supply, hectic holiday schedules, winter weather and an active cold and flu … More Winter Freeze Prompts Red Cross Urgent Call for Blood Donations

Red Cross Mounting Massive Relief Effort For Texas

As Hurricane Harvey nears land, the American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief effort ahead of the most deadly and devastating hurricane forecast to strike the United Statesin over a decade. Hurricane Harvey will make landfall tonight along the Texas Gulf Coast with over 100 mph winds and up to 35 inches of rain, leading … More Red Cross Mounting Massive Relief Effort For Texas

Suffering Continues After Hurricane Matthew: Urgent Need for Blood, Platelet Donations

“The Red Cross is working closely with the entire response community to provide safe shelter, water, food and essential relief supplies to affected individuals and families,” McGovern continued. “Flooding and damage from the storm are also hurting our ability to collect blood and platelets in impacted areas – and the need for platelet donations is … More Suffering Continues After Hurricane Matthew: Urgent Need for Blood, Platelet Donations

WellCare Gives $10,000 Towards Flood Relief in Louisiana

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts inLouisiana. WellCare will also match employee contributions to the Red Cross up to $5,000. In addition, WellCare has extended the hours of its Community Assistance Line (CAL) to help connect those … More WellCare Gives $10,000 Towards Flood Relief in Louisiana

Fact Of The Day: Pitch In And Help! March Is American Red Cross Month

The The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. March is the month that has been designated as American Rd Cross Awareness Month They depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the … More Fact Of The Day: Pitch In And Help! March Is American Red Cross Month