Articles by American Red Cross

  • Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help

    In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply. READ MORE

  • Blood donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1

    GREENVILLE | Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. READ MORE

  • American Red Cross offers Thanksgiving cooking and travel tips

    Millions of Americans will be preparing meals and traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. READ MORE

  • Tornado response continues in Carteret County

    From the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross has been providing assistance to residents of Carteret County whose homes were damaged or destroyed by severe storms and tornadoes that hit t... READ MORE

  • Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires

    From the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. “Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, ... READ MORE

  • Red Cross Provides Help & Hope for 46 Displaced by Five Home/Apartment Fires in 24 Hours

    Disaster Action Team members for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross have been providing help and hope for 12 families displaced by five different fire events in the past 24 hours. Red Cross volunteers and staff provided assistance with immediate emergency needs; including shelter, food, seasonal clothing, supplies, and support. READ MORE

  • Home Heating, a Leading Cause of House Fires

    With temperatures dropping into the teens and twenties throughout eastern NC, it is important that families and individuals remain vigilant in practicing home fire safety. Although rarely making headlines, home fires are the most common disaster the Red Cross responds to, sending volunteers to the scene of fires at all hours of the day and night to help those affected. READ MORE

  • Home heating: A leading cause of house fires

    With temperatures dropping into the teens and twenties throughout eastern NC, it is important that families and individuals remain vigilant in practicing home fire safety. Although rarely making headlines, home fires are the most common disaster the Red Cross responds to, sending volunteers to the scene of fires at all hours of the day and night to help those affected. READ MORE

  • American Red Cross Gives Update on 2010 Haiti Earthquake Efforts

    Four years after the 2010 earthquake, the American Red Cross is helping Haiti rebuild and recover with projects that enable Haitians to be safer, healthier and more resilient thanks to the generosity of donors. READ MORE

  • 33rd Annual Red Cross Gala & Auction scheduled

    WILMINGTON – The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 33rd Annual Red Cross Gala & Auction on Saturday evening, March 15, at Burney Center on the campus of UNCW. The Red Cross Gala is the longest running black-tie charity ball in the Cape Fear area, benefitting the oldest Red Cross chapter in North Carolina. READ MORE

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