Red Cross Returns to The Doctors Tomorrow!

From heart attacks to blood transfusions to emergency triage, the Red Cross certainly has a part to play in the drama of hospital life. So it makes perfect sense that […]

Make A Difference Day Is Tomorrow!

Make a Difference Day is a national event encompassing the most comprehensive nation-wide day of helping others. USA Weekend reports that in 2009, 3 million people participated in the national […]

Being Prepared for the Unexpected

Even though it is Preparedness Month, sometimes we see Red Cross related news that even catches us off guard. Here are a few amazing/interesting/awkward stories from the past two weeks. […]

Portland Pirate Pride!

“Avast ye bilge-sucking seadog! Keelhaul the scallywag over Davy Jones’ locker! …Are you completely confused? If so, you need to brush up on your Pirate English! This weekend is the […]

Help Or Hinderance? Technology In The Wild

I’ve talked before about the 10 Essentials — the items you need for a day trip (or overnight) in the wilderness. We’ve even done a Ready Radio episode on the […]

Paging Doctor House…

I’m probably the last person on the planet to start watching the television show “House.” But with frequent blood transfusions, CPR compressions and other Red Cross-focused emergencies, I figure I’m […]

Friday Final Cut

It’s Friday, and I once again find myself with a plethora of stories. So here’s your final cut…everything that I want to share, but don’t have time to blog. Enjoy! […]

Safe(ty) Travels

When I went to Mexico, I brought along books, a swimsuit, some sunscreen, flip flops…and aspirin. Note that aspirin alone doesn’t make a first aid kit, but I was traveling […]