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Red Cross honors community heroes during annual Red Cross Month celebration in March

Mar 1, 2022

Celebrate by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, March 23; giving blood; or volunteering   Last year, local Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 700 emergency disasters, including home fires and […]

Cascades Region high schoolers find passion and service in Red Cross Youth Councils

Feb 1, 2022

Story by Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What comes to mind when you think of an American Red Cross Leader?    Are they coordinating disaster response services?    Collaborating with […]

Cascades Region chapters rev up support to raise funds for new blood transport vehicles

Jan 27, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and the American Red Cross delivers more blood to patients in need than any other blood bank. Nearly […]

Son’s blood transfusions and heartbreaking cancer battle, leads mom to Red Cross career ‘to give back’

Jan 13, 2022

Story by Lara Weberling/Red Cross Cascades Region Our son Hans was just three years old when he was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma in 2006. They found a large […]

Cascades Region volunteers sacrifice holidays with family to support those impacted by Kentucky tornadoes

Jan 6, 2022

Story by Dawn Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region Nearly a month after an outbreak of deadly tornadoes cut through the heart of the Midwest and South in December 2021, Red Cross […]

Cascades Region volunteer Nina Sjoding personifies the Red Cross mission

Jan 4, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Nina Sjoding lives the Red Cross mission.  She is passionate about her work as a Service to Armed Forces Resiliency Workshop facilitator and […]

Red Cross blood supply at historic low levels

Dec 9, 2021

Give the gift of life this December and be rewarded  During the season of giving, we’re used to seeing retail shelves full of wonderful gifts. American Red Cross blood bank shelves haven’t been […]

It’s Halloween! Here are the Red Cross safety tips for your trick-or-treater as pandemic continues

Oct 28, 2021

Trick-or-treating is back this Halloween, however the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your activities. The American Red Cross offers these tips and more […]

Binational Health Week 2021 Highlights Collaboration Between Red Cross and Community Partners

Oct 18, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Binational Health Week was created 20 years ago as a week-long celebration.  Over time, it has become a month-long series of community-focused activities […]

Cascades Region Phlebotomist to Retire after 25 Years of Collecting Blood in Central Oregon

Oct 12, 2021

Story by Julie E. Furnas/Red Cross Cascades Region Mark Vieu started his career as a whole blood Phlebotomist with the Red Cross in Bend, in 1996. Mark plans to retire […]