Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Lend an arm: Give blood or platelets

For patients in the ER, fighting cancer or facing a life-threatening illness, help can’t wait.But without necessary blood products, patient care may be delayed. It’s critically important to maintain the blood supply to ensure blood and platelets are available when... Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time: Turn your clocks forward and test your smoke alarms

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 12 and we remind everyone to TURN your clocks forward one hour and TEST your smoke alarms. Did you know working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire... Continue Reading →

Telling the Red Cross Story in New York State

Each year, the American Red Cross meets with our state representatives to educate them about the services we provide to their constituents. This helps to build strong relationships, opens lines of communication, and fosters partnership opportunities. The Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

Blood Donor: “It’s the absolute easiest thing you can do to save a life.”

During Red Cross Month, we honor people who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible. Heather DeVito of Oneida County is a long-time blood donor. In her own words, she recalls her first donation and describes her... Continue Reading →

Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

This March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Ken and Molly Gray

Valentine’s Day-where love and heart meet. This is a statement that Ken and Molly Gray define. The Grays help define that statement in two ways. Not only do they give of their hearts to the Red Cross weekly as Blood... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Lee and Dave Webber

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re introducing you to couples who volunteer together for the Red Cross in Eastern New York. If an individual can find great reward in volunteering with the Red Cross, it stands to reason that... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski

We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who share the love of volunteering for the American Red Cross. Married for 30 years, Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski give of their hearts... Continue Reading →

Help the Red Cross prevent a blood shortage

The American Red Cross is calling on blood and platelet donors to make and keep blood or platelet donation appointments to help prevent a shortage that could disrupt patient care. One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a... Continue Reading →

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