American Red Cross
yesterday at 16:24. Facebook
Two stories that make us smile: a father brought home from serving in Guam to meet his new daughter in Tennessee, and a boy with cancer in Ohio who is thankful for blood donors. [ Link ]
American Red Cross
01/19/2017 at 20:01. Facebook
From Maryland to Alaska, we're proud of the efforts led by our volunteers and partners to install smoke alarms for our Home Fire Campaign. Learn more: [ Link ] #EndHomeFires
American Red Cross
01/18/2017 at 13:27. Facebook
"I just finished up donating over 16 gallons of platelets since Aaron passed and hope to keep it up the rest of my life [...] Blood does not come from a fancy medical factory – it comes from generous donors." Read how Jim's tragedy inspired him to regularly donate platelets to help others: [ Link ]
American Red Cross
01/17/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Check out our volunteers and partners in action as they installed smoke alarms in neighborhoods across the country over MLK Day weekend. Inspired? Learn what volunteering for our Home Fire Campaign is like on our blog: [ Link ] #EndHomeFires
American Red Cross
01/16/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
This weekend, we made sure our emergency kit was up to date. Here's your guide to starting one of your own. As you're gathering supplies, what's one item you would include that you can't live without? (Find a full list: [ Link ]
We have three days to hit one big goal: Almost 15k smoke alarms in homes across the country. Hats off to The Original Harlem Globetrotters for the assist to #EndHomeFires! #MLKday #OfficialCharity
Today marks 7 years since a massive earthquake struck Haiti. Americans generously donated to save lives—and that’s precisely what their donations have done. One-third of all donations to the American Red Cross was spent on lifesaving aid to Haitians in the quake’s immediate aftermath. The remainder is still being spent to help the country rebuild through activities such as hospital...
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Is the flu making the rounds in your home? Try these 10 tips for taking care of someone in your household: [ Link ]
Emergency need for blood/platelets after severe winter weather forced the cancellation of about 215 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in thousands of uncollected blood and platelet donations. Please help restock our shelves so patient needs are met. Make an appointment now at
Fourteen shelters are open in California due to an atmospheric river carrying heavy rains to the West Coast. Learn more about how the Red Cross is responding to flooding, and what you can do to prepare in your area: [ Link ]
What's "in" for 2017: celebrating #NationalBloodDonorMonth! Here are 5 ideas for kicking off the New Year in heroic fashion to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving treatment they need. What's on your list this season? [ Link ]
If the weather outside is ghastly, take comfort in our Emergency App. You'll find advice for winter storms and plenty of other emergency situations: [ Link ]
The Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is urging donors to #GiveNow to help save patient lives. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Making an appointment is easy: [ Link ], Blood Donor App at [ Link ] or 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. So we set a goal to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25% by 2020. Learn more about our Home Fire Campaign and the progress made so far: [ Link ]
Still thinking about your resolutions for 2017? Here's an easy one: [ Link ]
Thanks to your generous support this year, we were able to provide help to so many in need across the country. Find out how you can support the Red Cross by visiting
Precious lives are saved every day, thanks to the year-round giving spirit of blood and platelet donors. The need is critical this holiday season, so please make your appointment today at or 1-800-RED CROSS. As a special thank you, those who give now through Jan. 8 will receive a limited-edition, long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
In a year that set new records for severe and devastating weather, the American Red Cross provided more assistance to people impacted by these disasters across the United States than in the past two years combined. What did your donor dollars support in 2016? Watch below and support us at [ Link ].
This year many communities across the country have faced the tragedy of disaster. While the effects of these events are devastating, hope is not lost among the resilient families working to overcome the challenges and help their communities recover. This collection of photos speaks for those touched by disaster in 2016. [ Link ]
Happy Holidays, everyone!