Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that form clots and stop bleeding. For millions of Americans, they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. Over 1 million platelet transfusions are given to patients in need each year. Every 30 seconds someone in the U.S. needs platelets. You can help by donating platelets through the American Red Cross. Visit redcrossblood.org/platelets or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.
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At the American Red Cross, our employees are united behind our life-saving mission. We turn compassion into action through the care we provide our blood donors, and the spirit of service we share with our colleagues. Join us. www.redcross.org/jobs
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Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused and needed blood component. With a Power Red donation, you can give nearly twice the amount of red cells and help more patients. This type of donation uses an automated process that separates your red blood cells from the other blood components, and then safely and comfortably returns your plasma and platelets to you. Power up your next blood donation – give a Power Red. Visit http://www.RedCrossBlood.org/GiveMore to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.
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Why are platelets so important? Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that form clots and stop bleeding. For millions of Americans, they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. Every 30 seconds someone in the U.S. needs platelets. And because platelets must be used within five days, new donors are needed every day. That’s why we need you. Make an appointment to donate at: redcrossblood.org To learn more, visit: https://redcrosschat.org/2016/12/12/what-is-it-like-to-give-platelets-for-the-first-time/
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Like many blood recipients, Emily will need lifesaving transfusions for the foreseeable future. One blood donation may help save up to three lives. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/give
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Katie was 17 when a blood transfusion saved her life. The accident brought her family closer together, and they remain active blood donors to this day. Watch more stories: http://www.redcrossblood.org/summer Make an appointment: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
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Learn CPR, visit: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class American Red Cross has partnered with Howcast Media to produce and distribute a series of ten how to videos on a variety of preparedness and health and safety topics. This is the first CPR training video of the series, focusing on how to perform compression-only CPR.
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"Be ""Red Cross Ready"" for an emergency by following our easy 3 steps to preparedness. We understand getting prepared may sound difficult or time consuming, but with a little help from us, it's actually very doable. Learn by watching our video today! For more information on emergency preparedness, please visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare . For more information on getting help during a disaster, please visit: http://www.redcross.org/get-help . To make a financial donation, please visit: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation ."
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A week after devastating flooding hit Louisiana, the American Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food and comfort to thousands of people impacted by the massive disaster and will be there in the weeks and months to come as residents recover. The flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy. Early estimates predict the massive Red Cross relief effort in Louisiana could cost at least $30 million – and this number may grow as more is learned about the scope and magnitude of the devastation. The Red Cross urgently needs the public to support relief efforts in Louisiana by making a financial donation today. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters.
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With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world's most vulnerable communities. When disasters hit internationally, we provide technical support, relief supplies, and financial assistance to ensure rapid response and recovery. Our initiatives span the globe promoting cost-effective, community-based programs while building the capacity of partners.
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Hi, I'm Jamie Lee Curtis. You already know the essential items for an emergency kit. Learn More: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit I'm going to customize one to make it a little more user friendly for your family specifically. I think you should have a picture of your family in your kit. My favorite thing to have in the kit is candy and games. Children have a lot of time so you want them to be occupied. Another favorite: rechargeable flashlight. Dental Floss! Almonds or chips! I live in earthquake country, where there will be a lot of broken glass, so I suggest solid shoes for every member of your family.
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With over 23,000 employees and 330,000 volunteers, the American Red Cross comprises a diverse network of men and women committed to changing the world, one community at a time. Down the street, across the country, around the world—our work saves lives. Join us. redcross.org/jobs
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They chose to serve armed only with humor and compassion. They came from all over America, for many their first time away from home. The troops gave them their nickname – the “Donut Dollies.” At the request of military authorities, the American Red Cross sent teams of young women—all college graduates—to Vietnam beginning in 1965 to serve as Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) workers. Their main activity was to conduct light entertainment and audience participation programs for service personnel, featuring such things as quizzes, games and musical performances. They also served refreshments to the troops in the tradition of the traveling Clubmobiles of World War II and the Korean War. These so-called “Donut Dollies” provided their services at stationary Red Cross recreational centers and traveled by helicopter, truck and jeep to bring “a touch of home” to the troops in the field. In the peak year of 1969, 110 young women operated 17 SRAO units in Vietnam. It was estimated that they reached nearly 300,000 servicemen each month that year.
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Molly was born with a blood disorder called Beta Thalassemia Major. She receives two units of blood every three weeks and due to the generosity of blood donors that make each of those treatments possible, Molly is living her life to the fullest! Please schedule an appointment now at http://www.redcrossblood.org/give to help patients like Molly.
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Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. 11-year-old Mae needs to receive a blood transfusion every 21 days to stay healthy and happy. She shares a special bond with her brothers who donate regularly to help patients just like Mae who are also in need of lifesaving blood.
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Five-year-old Danielle Matrisciano can find an upside in just about anything even losing her hair during treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Since her diagnosis in July 2009, the spunky Kindergartner has received numerous lifesaving blood and platelet transfusions while undergoing treatment at Childrens Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Meet some of the men and women of the American Red Cross—ordinary individuals with the innate desire to do extraordinary things. Down the street, across the country, around the world … our work helps save lives. Join us. redcross.org/jobs
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What if the letters A, B and O went missing? Y_u w_old n_tice. The letters A, B and O also represent blood types and at times they do go missing from hospital shelves. This June, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign, part of an international effort, to encourage new blood donors to give and help ensure patients like Tymia have the lifesaving blood products they need. Help fill the gaps - schedule your blood donation appointment today at http://redcrossblood.org
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Holiday cards arrive at Walter Reed Hospital.
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A veteran and baseball player, Greg Reynolds lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident. With the support of his mother and his own resolve, Greg is back playing the game he truly loves. Watch more stories: http://www.redcrossblood.org/summer Make an appointment: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation Note: Due to current state law, the American Red Cross is not able to collect blood in Rhode Island.
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When Lisa Crowder's daughter Lindsey was 2 years old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Red Cross blood donors helped save her life. Give more life to patients like Lindsey. Make an appointment to give blood at http://www.redcrossblood.org/give
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Dr. Peter Wernicki of the American Red Cross Science Advisory Council gives water safety tips for beach goers and swimmers. Find a water safety training class near you: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/swimming
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In May 2012 we embarked on a journey to tell the real stories of the American Red Cross -- the stories that we know so well but most people have never heard. To do that, we sent out 300 kits to Red Cross storytellers around the country. Without the promise of fame or fortune and with a significant sacrifice of their time and privacy, hundreds of those helped wanted to lend their voices and tell their stories openly and honestly. They bravely opened their hearts to us to share stories that are inspiring, tragic, uplifting and unbelievable but, above all, filled with moments that show humanity at its best. Here you'll find a selection of powerful films we've received. This is the story of the American Red Cross.
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Tips for surviving when the earth shakes. Rick Bissell, PhD, Scientific Advisory Council, provides answers for what to do in an earthquake.
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At the age of six, Liviya Anderson was rushed to the hospital. She was bleeding internally and needed an immediate transfusion of platelets to stop the bleeding and save her life. Thankfully, because of generous, volunteer donors, platelets – the clotting portion of blood – were available for Liviya. As doctors worked to treat her rare disease, Liviya received almost daily transfusions of blood and platelets over a period of three months to help keep her alive. Platelets must be used within five days of donation which means new donors are needed every day to help patients like Liviya. Please book your appointment now at: http://www.redcrossblood.org/give
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NOTE: This video and information contained in it has been updated as of September 2015. Please see the new video: https://youtu.be/LcwbRvo15z0 A short , animated video explaining the measles from a child's perspective. Learn more at http://www.MeaslesRubellaInitiative.org
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Remember back when you were a kid, when you got that perfect gift during the holiday season? How excited you were to find out that you got exactly what you wanted? How it made you feel? Well this year you can give that perfect gift to someone else. By giving blood with the American Red Cross, you could give someone else the gift money can't buy...time. Donating blood can save up to three lives and the only cost is about an hour of your time. To a hospital patient in need, time is everything -- time to laugh, time to hug, time to live and time to love. A blood donation this holiday season is the perfect gift...the gift that saves the day. Give life. Your heart, your wallet and countless hospital patients across the country will thank you!
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Our hearts go out to the White family of Belleville, Kansas, who lost their young son to a home fire. Thank you for sharing your story and helping to spread the message of fire preparedness. This video was produced by American Red Cross Kansas/Nebraska Region.
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