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Learn Hands-Only CPR from the American Red Cross
 
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Learn CPR, visit: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class The American Red Cross and Howcast have teamed up to teach you how to perform the potentially life-saving hands-only CPR technique.
Views: 354516 American Red Cross
Holiday Blood Donation Video
 
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http://redcrossblood.org
Views: 30646 American Red Cross
Platelets Explained in Two Minutes
 
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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. About 2 million units of platelets are transfused each year in the U.S. Every 15 seconds someone in the U.S. needs platelets. You can help by donating platelets through the American Red Cross. Visit http://redcrossblood.org/platelets or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.
Views: 84797 American Red Cross
Babysitting Basics Online Course: Overview
 
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Designed for students ages 11 and older, this online training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly be a babysitter.
Views: 196024 American Red Cross
Give more red blood cells. Make a Power Red donation.
 
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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.
Views: 12194 American Red Cross
A lifesaving mission. A life-changing career. Join us.
 
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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
Views: 33955 American Red Cross
Join Mindy as she donates platelets for the first time
 
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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/
Views: 14739 American Red Cross
Emily's Story: A Letter from Mom and Dad
 
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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
Views: 37770 American Red Cross
Let's Make a Survival Kit
 
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Jamie Lee Curtis builds her preparedness kit as part of the American Red Cross "Do More Than Cross Your Fingers" campaign. Learn More: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit
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Thank You from the American Red Cross
 
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http://www.redcross.org In the past year millions of people around the world went through what no one should have to go through. Thanks to your support, the American Red Cross was there to provide help and hope. Thank you.
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3 Easy Steps To Prepare For An Emergency | American Red Cross
 
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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 ."
Views: 16715 American Red Cross
Overview of Service to the Armed Forces
 
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Service to the Armed Forces by the American Red Cross
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Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford
 
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This video tells the story Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, who integrated Central High School in Arkansas. For more information, visit http://redcross.org/ihl.
Views: 95095 American Red Cross
Racing Toward Life - Brian Boyle
 
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Brian lost 60% of his blood. He required 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments, which he received from Red Cross donors.
Views: 36291 American Red Cross
"A place to go when there is no place to go" Sandra's story from the Louisiana floods
 
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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.
Views: 6830 American Red Cross
What's In My Survival Kit
 
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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.
Views: 56035 American Red Cross
Leaders Save Lives
 
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Host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive for your opportunity to win a scholarship, learn valuable leadership skills and help save lives. Sign up at redcrossblood.org/LeadersSaveLives.
Views: 10257 American Red Cross
Stories from American Red Cross Donut Dollies
 
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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.
Views: 7525 American Red Cross
Katie's Story
 
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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
Views: 21046 American Red Cross
Molly's Story: Why Blood Donations Matter
 
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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.
Views: 10326 American Red Cross
American Red Cross International Services Overview
 
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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.
Views: 6459 American Red Cross
Red Cross Digital Operations Center powered by Dell
 
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How will Americans use social media tools in emergencies? See how social media connects communities and shares lifesaving preparedness and safety information.
Views: 9062 American Red Cross
Countless opportunities, one life-saving mission. Join us.
 
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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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Brian's Story
 
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10 years ago, Brian's life almost ended in a tragic car accident. After 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments, he has become an accomplished triathlete who makes every day count. #Chooseyourday at http://www.redcrossblood.org
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Holiday Mail for Heroes: Join our program, 2008
 
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Pitney Bowes and the American Red Cross team up to send holiday cards to service members and their families.
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Mae's Story: How Blood Donations Help Save a Little Sister's Life
 
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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.
Views: 16103 American Red Cross
Boston's Heroes
 
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In April 2013, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard "Dic" Donahue was wounded on duty in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. More than 46 blood products were required to save his life. Now, as we recognize the anniversary of this tragic event, Officer Donahue is well on the road to recovery and he is "forever grateful to donors who donate blood and platelets as part of their everyday lives." Watch as fellow officer State Trooper Christopher Dumont recounts the events and tell of the commitment to blood donation he and Officer Donahue now share.
Views: 7474 American Red Cross
There's no Tymia without the A #MissingType
 
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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
Views: 6155 American Red Cross
Arm to Arm - Lifesaving Journey.m4v
 
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Follow the lifesaving journey of a American Red Cross Blood Donation.
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Beach Safety Tips by the American Red Cross (Water Safety)
 
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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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The Men and Women Behind Our Mission
 
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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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Who volunteers? We do.
 
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www.redcross.org The phrase: "American Red Cross Volunteer" is one that's heard pretty often, but who are the people who wear the Cross? Sometimes they are your neighbors, sometimes they are complete strangers. But no matter who they are or where they are from, they have one mission, one goal: to serve and to help. This is a montage of people from across the US who were assigned to a disaster response in upstate New York related to Hurricane Irene. The people you see in this video are ALL Red Cross volunteers, and living examples of how we roll: Sleeves Up, Hearts Open, All In.
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24 Hours with the Greater New York Red Cross
 
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70,000 everyday disasters in local communities are the heart and soul of what we do. This is 24 hours with Greater New York, one of nearly 1,500 Red Cross field offices operating in the U.S.
Views: 5427 American Red Cross
Holiday Mail for Heroes: Cards Arrive at Walter Reed Hospital, 2009
 
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Holiday cards arrive at Walter Reed Hospital.
Views: 22459 American Red Cross
Platelet Donation: “It saved our daughter’s life”
 
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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
Views: 2197 American Red Cross
The Gift of Life: Danielles Story
 
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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.
Views: 10990 American Red Cross
The Lindsey Crowder Story
 
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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
Views: 9112 American Red Cross
Preparedness Tips
 
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Jim Cantore Meteorologist Mbr., American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet Build a kit, make a plan, stay informed.
Views: 8970 American Red Cross
Preparedness: Earthquake Safety - Drop, Cover and Hold On
 
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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.
Views: 9782 American Red Cross
How To Perform Compression Only CPR (Training from the American Red Cross)
 
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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.
Views: 41984 American Red Cross
Preparedness: Red Cross First Aid App for iPhone and Android
 
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First Aid App: http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/first-aid-app Additional Red Cross Mobile Apps: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps This easy-to-use app will help you learn first aid steps for the most common situations, as well as allow you to tap to call 9-1-1 if you need help. You can access all the app's content even without Internet access so you can be safe on the go. Unlike many other first aid apps on the market, it also includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common emergencies such as tornadoes, severe weather and snow storms.
Views: 91687 American Red Cross
Marquita's Story
 
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Marquita receives a blood exchange every six weeks. Sickle Cell Disease is a part of her life, but will never define who she is. Watch more stories: http://www.redcrossblood.org/summer Make an appointment: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
Views: 7957 American Red Cross
We treasure our history this March is Red Cross Month
 
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More than 75 years ago, March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. All U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world through its workforce powered by more than 90 percent volunteers. The Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters a year, most of which are home fires. In January alone, Red Cross volunteers helped about 24,000 people affected by more than 5,700 home fires across every state. Disasters can cause other critical needs too. This winter, thousands of blood donations have gone uncollected due to snow storms and extreme cold—underscoring the constant need for eligible individuals to donate blood. #redcross #history
Views: 2418 American Red Cross
Preparing a Hurricane Survival Kit (LONG VERSION)
 
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What items should you put into a hurricane survival kit? Follow this advice from Jim Judge, emergency management director in Volusia County, Florida and member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.
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Twin Brothers Reunited after 68 years in Poland
 
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Through its Restoring Family Links program, the Red Cross helped twin brothers reunite after 68 years. The brothers were separated as infants nearly seventy years ago among the chaos of post-WWll Europe. George Skrzynecky and Lucjan Poznanski recently shared their first hug in Poland. The Red Cross also discovered information about Lucjan and George's father and mother. The Restoring Family Links program helps reconnect families separated internationally by conflict, disaster, migration, or other humanitarian emergencies. You can learn more about these services at http://www.redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies. You can also read more successful reconnection stories like this by visiting http://restoringfamilylinksblog.com/.
Views: 3744 American Red Cross
Greg's Story
 
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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.
Views: 8949 American Red Cross
Your support gives help and hope to people in need. Thank you.
 
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The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering. The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims. Visit Redcross.org to learn more.
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