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Why Be Red Cross Ready

Sep 26, 2022

PJ Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently met with Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director and Patty Smith, Disaster Program Manager for Territory 2, Central and Eastern Oregon.  We were discussing the […]

Disaster Services Volunteer Answers the call for Shelter Help

Sep 13, 2022

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region “I signed up on the weekly response on-call list on Volunteer Connection” recalled Cascades Region volunteer, Roman Perez.  “On Wednesday, August 3rd, I received a […]

This unique Cascades Region blood donor is celebrated as a ‘Hero for Babies’

Sep 2, 2022

Paul Carlson, aka Super Hero for Babies, carries a special kind of blood necessary for newborns needing transfusions, CMV negative.

Keep students safe with these Red Cross back to school tips

Aug 25, 2022

Now is a good time to devise family preparedness plan School bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross Cascades Region, has steps […]

Oregon’s 41-Gallon Blood Donation Hero

Aug 16, 2022

Patricia Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region On May 18, 2022, 80-year-old Ken Marque of Woodburn, Oregon finished a marathon without running or walking. On that day he gave a unit, or […]

The Day the Rosebud River Ravaged Roscoe

Aug 1, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Roscoe, Montana lies in a picturesque valley in South Central Montana.  Life in the unincorporated community of 49 passes by unnoticed even by […]

Get ready now for a wildfire at your doorstep

Jul 26, 2022

By Denise Holley/Red Cross Cascades A cool, wet spring delayed the start of fire season in Oregon and Southwest Washington this year. But now we have hot days, a bumper […]

When Leukemia Struck, This West Linn Mom Fought Back

Jul 20, 2022

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region In August 2021, Sarah Enders’ daughter Olivia, who is four years old, was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood […]

Husband Starts Giving Blood After Wife’s Life-sustaining Transfusions

Jul 12, 2022

PJ Johnson/Red Cross Cascades David Buckingham is grateful to the American Red Cross for supplying blood and platelets to his wife Penny when she developed a rare illness after a […]

Disaster Academy Where Red Crossers Go to Learn

Jun 29, 2022

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region The name sounds ominous – Disaster Academy. But its purpose is incredibly hopeful. On the first weekend in June 2022, American Red Cross […]