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American Red Cross Virginia Region

American Red Cross Virginia Region We are your American Red Cross in Virginia. Headquarters of the American Red Cross, Virginia Region

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Emergencies are more common than you may think. In fact, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minut...
02/05/2023

Emergencies are more common than you may think. In fact, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes and is ready to respond 24/7. Volunteers comprise more than 90% of the Red Cross disaster workforce and make it possible for us to respond every year to an average of more than 60,000 disasters.

Visit redcross.org/volunteer to find out how you can support your community by becoming a Red Cross volunteer!

Today is World Cancer Day. Platelets are essential for cancer treatments and nearly 50% of donated platelets go to cance...
02/04/2023

Today is World Cancer Day. Platelets are essential for cancer treatments and nearly 50% of donated platelets go to cancer patients. Consider donating today to Give Hope, Give Strength and Give Healing.

💪 Visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule your appointment.

February is Black History Month. With the theme "Black Excellence Is in Our Blood," the Red Cross is honoring the vital ...
02/03/2023

February is Black History Month. With the theme "Black Excellence Is in Our Blood," the Red Cross is honoring the vital role blood donations from those who are Black play to meet the broader transfusion needs of patients & those with sickle cell disease. rcblood.org/3Akt8e0

There are about half-million cardiac arrests each year. CPR can help save a life if someone stops breathing or their hea...
02/02/2023

There are about half-million cardiac arrests each year. CPR can help save a life if someone stops breathing or their heart stops. CPR also doubles or triples the chance of survival when bystanders take action.

Learn CPR today! Take a CPR Class: https://rdcrss.org/3lPqkND

02/01/2023
Faces of Hope: Donnie Ragland

Faces of Hope: Donnie Ragland

We are excited to introduce our new series, Faces of Hope. In this series we will take an in-depth look at the individuals and teams at the American Red Cross who are making a difference each day in the work they do to deliver the Red Cross mission.

In our first video, we are excited to introduce you to Donnie Ragland, the Manufacturing Supervisor on the Biomedical Hospital Services Distribution team, with the American Red Cross in Richmond, Virginia. Take closer look at the work being completed 24/7 by Donnie and his team, to get lifesaving blood products to hospital systems with patients in need.

BRRRRing on the beach: Escape the winter weather with a trip to the Sunshine State! Come to give blood 2/1-2/28 for a ch...
02/01/2023

BRRRRing on the beach: Escape the winter weather with a trip to the Sunshine State! Come to give blood 2/1-2/28 for a chance at a trip for 2 to Clearwater Beach, Florida! Plus, we’ll send you a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. Schedule: rcblood.org/3Hz1IUZ

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 476 ...
01/31/2023

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 476 individuals through multiple programs & outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers & staff for their continued support of our military & their families.

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 34 disaster events, providing emergency assistan...
01/31/2023

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 34 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 34 families and 89 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers & staff for their support!

TYPE O DONORS: We need your help to meet patient needs! O+ is the most transfused blood type & can be used by patients o...
01/30/2023

TYPE O DONORS: We need your help to meet patient needs! O+ is the most transfused blood type & can be used by patients of any Rh-positive blood type. O- is the universal blood type & is often used in emergencies. Don't wait. Make an appointment to donate: rcblood.org/appt

The Virginia Red Cross is proud of the teams of dedicated volunteers that spend each day helping our military and our ve...
01/28/2023

The Virginia Red Cross is proud of the teams of dedicated volunteers that spend each day helping our military and our veteran families! They volunteer at military hospitals, provide care packages, and help prepare families for deployments. 👏

Learn more: https://rdcrss.org/3iBrERV

Along with the NFL, we’re inviting football fans & blood donors to join our lifesaving team & score big for patients. Yo...
01/27/2023

Along with the NFL, we’re inviting football fans & blood donors to join our lifesaving team & score big for patients. You’ll want to make a play for this SUPER prize too! In thanks for giving in January, get a chance to go to Super Bowl LVII in AZ. Give: rcblood.org/3WbDQLZ

Using a space heater this winter? If so, make sure you follow these tips to keep yourself safe:➡️ Turn off when you leav...
01/26/2023

Using a space heater this winter? If so, make sure you follow these tips to keep yourself safe:

➡️ Turn off when you leave the room or when you go to sleep.
➡️ Give all heating equipment at least 3 feet of space.
➡️ Place on a level, hard and nonflammable surface.

Power up your donation! A, B & O donors, you can give 🩸 2 units 🩸 of red blood cells during 1 Power Red appointment. Red...
01/25/2023

Power up your donation! A, B & O donors, you can give 🩸 2 units 🩸 of red blood cells during 1 Power Red appointment. Red blood cells are the most transfused blood product. To give Power Reds, you must meet additional height, weight & hemoglobin criteria. rcblood.org/PowerRed

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 392 ...
01/24/2023

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 392 individuals through multiple programs & outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers & staff for their continued support of our military & their families.

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 31 disaster events, providing emergency assistan...
01/24/2023

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 31 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 31 families and 81 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers & staff for their support!

Unlike other medical treatments, platelets cannot be manufactured or stockpiled – they only have a 5-day shelf life. Pat...
01/23/2023

Unlike other medical treatments, platelets cannot be manufactured or stockpiled – they only have a 5-day shelf life. Patients in hospitals across the U.S. rely on generous people like YOU! More donors are especially needed this week & next. Learn more: rcblood.org/platelet

💪🩸It takes a lot of generous people to ensure blood is on hospital shelves when patients need it.  is the perfect time t...
01/22/2023

💪🩸It takes a lot of generous people to ensure blood is on hospital shelves when patients need it. is the perfect time to roll up a sleeve to make a lifesaving impact for patients. Book your appointment with the Red Cross now: rcblood.org/appt

Just added! The skills you learn could help to save a life
01/20/2023

Just added! The skills you learn could help to save a life

Our January 28th Hands-Only CPR class has filled up quickly! We are excited to offer a 2nd class on the same day, which will start at 1pm. The class is only one hour long! The American Red Cross has graciously offered to provide this course. The class will be held at Hanover Fire-EMS Station 13, Ashcake. Sign up below!
*This is a non-certification course*

https://arcg.is/1qPDDf0

O, A & B donors: maximize your impact with a Power Red donation! Power Red is like giving whole blood, but a special mac...
01/20/2023

O, A & B donors: maximize your impact with a Power Red donation! Power Red is like giving whole blood, but a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate 2 units of red blood cells during 1 donation while returning your plasma & platelets to you. rcblood.org/powerred

We are thankful for partners like John Randolph Foundation who make our mission possible. Thank you for your support (an...
01/19/2023

We are thankful for partners like John Randolph Foundation who make our mission possible. Thank you for your support (and we wish you the best at your blood drive tomorrow)!

An important reminder... Test your smoke alarms EVERY MONTH!🔗 Learn about how the Virginia Red Cross helps your communit...
01/19/2023

An important reminder... Test your smoke alarms EVERY MONTH!

🔗 Learn about how the Virginia Red Cross helps your community be safer through the Home Fire Campaign: https://rdcrss.org/3PjX3XO

Pro Football Hall of Famer & blood donor Peyton Manning has joined us to rally a lifesaving team of donors to give blood...
01/18/2023

Pro Football Hall of Famer & blood donor Peyton Manning has joined us to rally a lifesaving team of donors to give blood. “One person alone is certainly impactful, but a whole team of people coming together to donate has an even greater effect.” Sign up: rcblood.org/appt

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 398 ...
01/17/2023

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 398 individuals through multiple programs & outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers & staff for their continued support of our military & their families.

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 35 disaster events, providing emergency assistan...
01/17/2023

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 35 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 35 families and 93 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers & staff for their support!

Seasonal illness & winter weather often make this time of year challenging to maintain the U.S. platelet supply. All don...
01/16/2023

Seasonal illness & winter weather often make this time of year challenging to maintain the U.S. platelet supply. All donors are needed to help ensure care is available for cancer patients & others who rely on platelets! Learn more about giving platelets: rcblood.org/platelet

Many arms make lighter work! We are grateful for the millions of Americans who give of themselves to donate blood, plate...
01/15/2023

Many arms make lighter work! We are grateful for the millions of Americans who give of themselves to donate blood, platelets and plasma. Join us in celebrating by scheduling an appointment with the Red Cross: rcblood.org/appt

QUE ESviento helado???Cómo las personas y los animales  pueden sentir el FRIO  afuera y como se siente el viento helado ...
01/14/2023

QUE ES
viento helado???

Cómo las personas y los animales pueden sentir el FRIO afuera y
como se siente el viento helado
En la piel expuesta.

Q: What is wind chill?
A: How cold people and animals feel outside and how wind and cold feel on exposed skin.

❄️ Stay safe (and warm) this winter - learn more: https://rdcrss.org/3GRpXxw

Don’t wait until there’s a crisis to donate blood. 1 in 7 patients entering a hospital needs blood products. Blood trans...
01/13/2023

Don’t wait until there’s a crisis to donate blood. 1 in 7 patients entering a hospital needs blood products. Blood transfusions are one of the most common U.S. hospital procedures, yet only 3% of the public gives blood. Roll up a sleeve & help save lives: rcblood.org/appt

Q: What is wind chill?A: How cold people and animals feel outside and how wind and cold feel on exposed skin.❄️ Stay saf...
01/12/2023

Q: What is wind chill?
A: How cold people and animals feel outside and how wind and cold feel on exposed skin.

❄️ Stay safe (and warm) this winter - learn more: https://rdcrss.org/3GRpXxw

Hope you’re wide open this month because you’re going to want to go long for this SUPER prize! When you come to give blo...
01/11/2023

Hope you’re wide open this month because you’re going to want to go long for this SUPER prize! When you come to give blood, platelets or plasma Jan. 1-31, you'll automatically get a chance at a getaway to LVII in Arizona. Book your appointment: rcblood.org/3WbDQLZ

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 526 ...
01/10/2023

Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 526 individuals through multiple programs & outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers & staff for their continued support of our military & their families.

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 20 disaster events, providing emergency assistan...
01/10/2023

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 20 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 20 families and 51 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers & staff for their support!

The Red Cross must collect about 12,000 blood donations and nearly 3,000 platelet donations every day for hospital patie...
01/09/2023

The Red Cross must collect about 12,000 blood donations and nearly 3,000 platelet donations every day for hospital patients. All from volunteer donors! Give now during in January: rcblood.org/appt

Did you know hospitals request type O blood the most? While the Red Cross needs donors of all blood types, type O is esp...
01/08/2023

Did you know hospitals request type O blood the most? While the Red Cross needs donors of all blood types, type O is especially needed right now. Make your appointment to help ensure hospitals stand ready to meet patient needs: rcblood.org/appt

Service to the Armed Forces Update - During the month of December 2022, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted ...
01/07/2023

Service to the Armed Forces Update - During the month of December 2022, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 1,784 individuals through multiple programs & outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers & staff for their continued support of our military & their families.

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Throughout the month of December 2022, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 183 disaster events, providin...
01/07/2023

Throughout the month of December 2022, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 183 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 183 families and 505 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers and staff for their support!

🎥 For media requests, please email: [email protected]

For millions of Americans, platelets are essential to fighting cancer and treating chronic diseases & traumatic injuries...
01/06/2023

For millions of Americans, platelets are essential to fighting cancer and treating chronic diseases & traumatic injuries. But we need your help – there aren’t enough donors scheduled to give platelets in January to meet anticipated patient needs. Give: rcblood.org/platelet

For more than 50 years, each U.S. president has proclaimed January as . Thanks to those who roll up their sleeves & help...
01/05/2023

For more than 50 years, each U.S. president has proclaimed January as . Thanks to those who roll up their sleeves & help save lives! Help start the year off strong & make an appointment to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross: rcblood.org/appt

Everyone should check their smoke alarms once a month. Kick off 2023 by making sure all your smoke alarms are working by...
01/04/2023

Everyone should check their smoke alarms once a month. Kick off 2023 by making sure all your smoke alarms are working by following these 3 steps:
1️⃣ Press the test button
2️⃣ Listen for 3 beeps to indicate it's working
3️⃣ Check the date to see if it's less than 10 years old

Still need to make a resolution? Here's one that's not hard to keep: Resolve to give blood every season in 2023. ❄️🌷☀️🍂 ...
01/03/2023

Still need to make a resolution? Here's one that's not hard to keep: Resolve to give blood every season in 2023. ❄️🌷☀️🍂 Get started by scheduling your first appointment of the new year at rcblood.org/appt.

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Service to the Armed Forces Update - During the month of February, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 2,822 individuals through multiple programs and outreach. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers and staff for their continued support of our military and their families.

During the month of February, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 125 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 165 families and 465 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers and staff for their support!

Recently recovered from COVID-19 & wondering if you can give blood? Here's what you need to know: You must be symptom-free for 10 days. If you didn't develop symptoms, you must wait 10 days from a positive diagnostic test. Schedule your next appointment: https://rdcrss.org/findappt
For patients in the ER, fighting cancer or facing a life-threatening illness, . But without needed blood products, patient care may be delayed. Help the Red Cross ensure hospital shelves are stocked for patient emergencies by giving blood: https://rdcrss.org/findappt
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Start warming up that (donation) arm & get ready to be a champion for patients! Step up to give blood in March & we'll thank you with a $10 e-gift card from Fanatics. PLUS, get a chance to score a trip to the 2022 MLB® All-Star Game®! Sign up to give: https://rdcrss.org/findappt
Service to the Armed Forces Update - Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region assisted a total of 528 individuals through multiple programs and outreach. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers and staff for their continued support of our military and their families.

Over the past week, the American Red Cross Virginia Region responded to 27 disaster events, providing emergency assistance such as temporary lodging and support for food and clothing to 34 families and 99 individuals. Thank you to all of our Red Cross volunteers and staff for their support!

It's Red Cross Month! Join us to turn your compassion into action and help ensure people don’t face emergencies alone.
➡️ Donate
➡️ Give Blood
➡️ Volunteer
➡️ Take a class

Visit redcross.org to get involved.

Thanks to the Army soldiers & Marines who helped us move our disaster and military support supplies this weekend.

We can’t do this without their help.

(And lots of good conversations about if Army or United States Marine Corps] move it better 🤣)
Alongside the International Committee of the Red Crossand redcrossukraine, international Red Cross teams are supporting those in need as the war intensifies in Ukraine – repairing infrastructure, supporting health facilities, and providing food. Trained American Red Cross staff are being sent to Europe to support the emergency communication needs of U.S. military members. Read more about what the Red Cross is doing: rdcrss.org/3LYZsXf
Low hemoglobin? Lots of us have "bean" there. Check out our list of iron-rich foods to help prepare for your next blood donation and learn about maintaining healthy iron levels at RedCrossBlood.org/Iron - Also, "bean" sure to schedule your appointment at https://rdcrss.org/findappt
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