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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

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 →

2018: Another Year of Record-Breaking Disasters

For the second consecutive year, record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters left millions of people from coast to coast in desperate need of help. Time and again, families turned to the American Red Cross, and we were there to provide... Continue Reading →

A Few of Our Favorite Things

The holiday season is officially upon us! It's a time to enjoy family, friends and festivities, and it's also a time to remember those less fortunate and reach out a hand to help them. This year, you can give a... Continue Reading →

Whether You’re Traveling or Cooking at Home, Stay Safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for visiting family and sharing meals with loved ones — but it’s also a prime time for cooking fires, traffic accidents and other safety problems. The American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below... Continue Reading →

Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

While there are plenty of things to love about the fall and winter seasons, the flu is not one of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "while seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United... Continue Reading →

After 25 Years, Veterans Reconnect as Volunteers

Margie Davis and Marian Myron first crossed paths in 1986.  For nearly eight years, they worked together as flight nurses in the New York Air National Guard – an Air Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force – based out... Continue Reading →

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