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

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 13, and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York region, reminds everyone to TURN your clocks forward one hour and TEST your smoke alarms. Did you know working smoke alarms can cut the... Continue Reading →

Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

When help can’t wait during emergencies, American Red Cross volunteers and blood donors step up to ensure people in need receive relief and care. In March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring the people who make its mission possible... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Snow Storms

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Storm Landon hit our region hard with high winds, ice, and snow. Through it all there was one constant; the critical importance of the Red Cross mission and... Continue Reading →

Donate blood or platelets now to help patients avoid delays in care

As we welcome 2022, the American Red Cross blood supply has now dipped to the lowest level in more than a decade and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. The troubling decline... Continue Reading →

Meet Our New Board Officers and Members

The Northeastern Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced its new slate of officers and welcomes five new members. Board Chair: Renee Abdou-Malta President - New York for Beacon Health Options Abdou-Malta has worked at Beacon Health Options for... Continue Reading →

Honoring Our Veterans

A Message from Regional CEO Kevin Coffey November 11, 2021 Since the founding of the American Red Cross more than 140 years ago, we have made it our mission to honor and support service members, veterans, and their families. Each... Continue Reading →

This weekend turn your clocks back and test your smoke alarms to prevent home fire tragedies

As people turn their clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, the American Red Cross asks everyone to also test their smoke alarms. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster and tragically take seven lives... Continue Reading →

Join Blood Collections Specialist John Minnick at The Burn Run on November 7

It’s not surprising that many Red Cross staff members and volunteers are involved in their communities. In addition to his responsibilities as a Blood Collections Specialist at the Liverpool Blood Donation Center, John Minnick serves his community as a volunteer... Continue Reading →

Halloween: Red Cross Offers Safety Steps as Pandemic Continues 

Trick-or-treating is back this Halloween; however, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your activities. The American Red Cross offers these tips and more to help keep you and your loved ones safe.  Halloween is... Continue Reading →

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