The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease
Twice on Tuesday, the American Red Cross was asked by law enforcement in Kansas City, Kan., to provide support. In the morning, Red Cross workers were on the scene of a hostage standoff, providing much-needed refreshments to the first responders in the sweltering heat. Then, in the afternoon with temperatures nearing 100, the Red Cross
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this month in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This Red Cross has 19 blood donation sites planned this month in Kansas and Missouri locations within its Western Missouri Region. This is
American Red Cross volunteers from Southern Missouri are among those going to Texas to help with the massive flood relief efforts in that state. Ten volunteers this week from Greene, Jasper, Taney, Laclede, Douglas and Hickory counties headed to Austin and Houston to work in damage assessment and sheltering. Red Cross volunteers from around the
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane. To encourage donations around the Memorial Day holiday, those who come to give blood or platelets from May 27-31
By Dana FieldsAmerican Red Cross A distinctive “chirp-chirp-chirp” pierces the air, signaling that the new smoke alarm in Kenneth and Brandy Bullard’s living room is operational and ready to save lives. The three-member Red Cross team that installed the device moves further into the couple’s Sedalia home to install three more, all free of charge.
By Carl ManningAmerican Red Cross Tornado warnings are nothing new to Joplin, Missouri, especially in the spring when funnel clouds frequently dip from the sky. So it was on May 22, 2011. The tornado watches were announced, followed by the tornado warnings. Over the horizon came the EF5 tornado that cut a swath through the
Sharon Kennedy is this year’s recipient of the Clara Barton Award, the top volunteer service honor presented by the American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri in St. Joseph. Hers was among the Red Cross certificates and awards presented at the 99th Annual Meeting and Heroes Campaign Celebration held at Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center on