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Three reasons to commit to giving blood in January

Giving blood is an easy resolution to keep and it helps save lives! Make your first donation appointment of 2023 with the American Red Cross by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).... Continue Reading →

Thankful for the opportunity to help

Throughout this past year as an AmeriCorps member on the Disaster Cycle Services team, Madeline Clark has worked both in Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness. Madeline’s role as an AmeriCorps member also included working in Youth Education and Community Education... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the season to prevent holiday decoration fires

Most candle fires occur in homes during December This holiday season, we encourage everyone to follow simple steps to prevent home fires from holiday decorations. Most home fires involving candles happen in December, when one in five home decoration fires... Continue Reading →

A message to blood donors: “You’re a hero to someone, somewhere”

Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse volunteer as Blood Transportation Specialists, delivering lifesaving blood and supplies from our Red Cross facilities to area hospitals. We caught up with Joe recently while he was wearing another humanitarian hat, donating blood.... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of life and be rewarded 

Sales, discounts and deals abound this season. But what about making time for real saving ... life saving! In about an hour, you can give a gift that can’t be found in stores or online – a blood donation. The... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Ian: Creating Lasting Bonds

Five weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall, American Red Cross relief efforts in Florida are ongoing. To date, the Red Cross and partners have provided more than 45,000 overnight stays for at least 6,800 residents in more than 70 emergency... Continue Reading →

Turn your clocks back, test your smoke alarms this weekend

As daylight saving time ends on November 6, the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks back to help stay safe from home fires. Home fires claim more lives in a typical... Continue Reading →

Donating blood has perks!

Right now, the American Red Cross needs more blood, platelet and plasma donors to help protect the blood supply from a shortage. Spend a little time this November doing something good for our community by giving and you just might... Continue Reading →

Supporting the 16th Annual Burn Run to Benefit the Burn Foundation of CNY

Like many Red Cross staff members and volunteers, John Minnick is deeply involved in his community - with the goal of giving hope and improving the lives of others. In addition to his role at the Red Cross as a... Continue Reading →

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