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CNY Couple Has Date Donating Convalescent Plasma on Valentine’s Day

As they have the last six years, Ken Purcell and Donna Alnutt of Fabius, Onondaga County, enjoyed Valentine‚Äôs Day together. This year, their special day included reservations at the Liverpool Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center to donate... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski

We' re getting a head start on Valentine's Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski have been... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers: Husband and Wife Make a Big Impact and Encourage Others to Get Involved

For this installment of Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers, we introduce you to Chris and Shirley Greagan of Selkirk. They are enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and serve in multiple roles. They... Continue Reading →

Telling the Red Cross Story at New York State Advocacy Day

By Stephen Bogdan, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member & NYS Advocacy Day Volunteer Each year, volunteers, board members and staff from every Red Cross chapter in New York State gather at the State Capital in Albany for an annual... Continue Reading →

Dr. James Halpern Makes a Difference During People’s Most Difficult Moments

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member Dr. James Halpern is a board member for the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteer. For the past twenty years he... Continue Reading →

Long Lost Loved One Found in Upstate New York

Through the Restoring Family Links program, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world work together to locate missing people and reconnect them with their loved ones. In this special post, Sam Lute, Program Director for the American... Continue Reading →

Take Action for Fire Prevention Month!

October is National Fire Prevention Month, with National Fire Prevention Week running from October 6-12, 2019. During this week, this month, and all year long, the American Red urges people to practice their fire escape plans and test their smoke... Continue Reading →

Are You the Type to Save a Life?

The few letters you see missing here may not seem like a big deal. But the letters A, B and O make up the main blood groups. For a patient in the hospital desperately needing type A, B, O or... 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 →

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