2011 Year in Pictures from the American Red Cross

From responding to record-breaking tornadoes, to rebuilding in Haiti, to teaching lifesaving skills to 11,000 people on Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday, 2011 has been a busy year for the […]

Know A Hero?

Each year in March we honor local heroes at our Breakfast of Champions event. The deadline to be honored at this years’ event is Friday October 14th, 2011. Do you […]

Our Red (Cross) Carpet Debut!

A while back, I told you about Kathy Ryan, a runner who collapsed during Hood to Coast, Oregon’s most famous relay race. The team that saved Kathy’s life was honored […]

Meet Our Salem Heroes

How many heroes are there in Oregon? Hundreds? Thousands? Well, they’ve just added 15 more to their ranks, thanks to our friends at the Willamette Chapter in Salem. Read the […]

It’s A Lifesaving World After All

I love sharing save stories. Here’s a great one from Larry in Florida: —— I saved a lady at Epcot in Disneyworld. We were eating at the Japanese steak house. […]

Lifesaving At A Wake

My morning started with coffee…and lifesaving. As I walked past the coffee cart, trying to resist a vanilla soy latte (I failed), owner Nancy stopped me with a story. Turns […]

The Bystander Effect

Are you familiar with the “bystander effect?”If you’ve taken a psychology class, you might already know about this phenomenon. In short, the greater the number of people present, the less […]

The Man with the Golden Arm

Here is a story from the DailyMail (UK) about how an Australian blood donor has made a far reaching impact. Not too long ago, thousands of babies in Australia were […]