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Practice water safety and swim safe this summer

In the heat of summer, there are few thing better than jumping into refreshing water at a pool or beach. But with the joy comes lurking dangers for children and inexperienced swimmers.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 05:09am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Red Cross, swimming, safety, water, water safety

Give blood and get tickets to Redskins

The Washington Redskins and the American Red Cross are hosting a series of blood drives at three area locations over the next two weeks.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:14am EST

Tags: redskins, Red Cross, blood drive

How you can help superstorm and nor'easter victims

WTOP has a list of ways you can help people in New Jersey and New York.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 04:06pm EST

Tags: Red Cross, michelle basch, Hurricane Sandy, charity, Kristi King, Salvation Army

Storm shorts East Coast blood supply

Hurricane Sandy has caused a blood supply shortage after dozens of blood drives were canceled because of the storm.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 06:37am EDT

Tags: blood supply, Red Cross, Sandy, American Red Cross

Red Cross finds apps popular in emergencies

Mobile apps are becoming an important part of emergency preparedness and management, a new survey shows.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 04:12am EDT

Tags: emergencies, apps, Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Red Cross

Red Cross app offers help in severe weather

A new app from the Red Cross allows users to let friends and family know they're OK in the event of a severe weather emergency, among other features.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 06:39am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Red Cross, hurricane isaac, apps

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Intense summer weather creates blood shortage

The hot, steamy, stormy weather is leading to the worst blood shortage in 15 years.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:46pm EDT

Tags: blood, darci marchese, Red Cross, donation, weather

Red Cross requests aid after year of disaster

Following an unprecedented year of disaster both nationally and in the D.C. area, the American Red Cross is itself looking for relief through increased financial help.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 01:29pm EST

Tags: American Red Cross, Red Cross, earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee

Traveling? Don't forget to pack this important item

Of all the things you have to remember when packing the car up for holiday travel, there's one important item that's easy to overlook: an emergency kit.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 04:18am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, emergency kit, Red Cross

Red Cross offering ice cream to donors

The American Red Cross will offer free ice cream next month to blood donors in the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:45am EDT

Tags: Red Cross

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