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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Read on to help keep your furry friends safe! If your pet slipped and fell down a flight of stairs or had a seizure, would you know what to do? If you answered no, online training courses offered by the... Continue Reading →

Volunteering Changes Lives – Starting with Your Own!

At the American Red Cross, we are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer workforce made up of hundreds of thousands of members who give selflessly to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteer service is an incredible... Continue Reading →

One Red Cross Volunteer Shares Why He’s Ready to Sound the Alarm

My name is Stephen Bogdan, and I’ve been volunteering with the American Red Cross since July of 2018. Since then I’ve learned the value of disaster preparedness and all the training that is involved in the Red Cross’ response to... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Red Cross Advocacy Day in New York State

Each year, Red Cross volunteers, board members and staff from every Red Cross chapter in New York State gather at the State Capital in Albany for an annual statewide advocacy day. Through the power of volunteers and the generosity of... Continue Reading →

Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day with Your Local Red Cross

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the ones you love than by coming together to support the American Red Cross?! We have a few suggestions to help you share the love on this special holiday... Plan a Special... Continue Reading →

Meet Kareel Slager

Kareel Slager donates blood at the Everett Road Donation Center in Albany, NY. For the last two weeks, we've had the pleasure of hosting Kareel Slager, a student from Tech Valley High School, for his I-Term Senior Project. I-Term is... Continue Reading →

Preserve Your Health During Winter Storms

Are you ready for the snow? Mother nature is about to let a significant amount of snow loose on Eastern New York (as well as good portion of the rest of the country)! With a storm on its way, the... Continue Reading →

A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep: Give Blood in 2019!

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is encouraging donors to start the New Year with a resolution to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelet donations. Give more life in 2019 by becoming... Continue Reading →

Celebrate the Season…Safely!

The winter holidays are traditionally happy times for families and friends to get together and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, this time of year also means a greater risk for home fires, often caused by decorations and holiday cooking. Decorations like... Continue Reading →

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