Shutterstock collaborated with the American Red Cross during National Blood Donor Month to learn how to best showcase blood donation in photos. Author: Bridget Johnson Within the last year, Tara Brower received over forty blood and platelet transfusions. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in December of 2020, and needed blood throughout herContinue reading “How We Show It: National Blood Donor Month”
If you’ve donated blood sometime in the last few years, you may have met this week’s Hometown Hero. “Most of what I do is at the Red Cross,” says David Mangia, American Red Cross volunteer. Dave Mangia now serves as a Blood Donor Ambassador, works on services with the Armed Forces, a case worker forContinue reading “David Mangia honored as Hometown Hero for his incredible work with the SW Red Cross Chapter”
The American Red Cross honors Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation lifeguard Matthew Selear with the organization’s Lifesaving Award at the Cardiac Arrest Survival virtual summit held in San Diego on Dec. 8 for using his Red Cross training to save a man’s life. It is one of the highest awards given to an individual orContinue reading “Carmel Lifeguard Receives American Red Cross’s Highest Award for Saving a Life”
By: Adriana Brown, communications intern for the American Red Cross of Indiana Fort Wayne is the largest site of Burmese refugees outside of Los Angeles. A large community many Fort Wayne residents, as well as people across the state, might not know. Many in the Burmese community suffer from specific health problems that are notContinue reading “Two Purdue Fort Wayne students team up with the Red Cross to put on a Migrant Health Fair and Conference Targeting the Burmese Community”
By: Dani Deuschle, Communications Intern for the American Red Cross of Indiana We all know the famous song by the Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive. Not only does it have great lyrics and a catchy beat, but it’s that very beat that literally keeps people alive. It’s the pulse we use in CPR. The American RedContinue reading “Become a Certified Life Saver – Get CPR Certified at the Red Cross”
Located in Gary, there is a newly created media team called “AVE Y Productions.” AVE Y empowers youth to share the positive narrative about Gary.
Robert Fitzgerald, or better known as Bert, has been one of our most outstanding volunteers. Bert has a master’s degree in Psychology and worked for nearly 30 years at Jefferson County’s Madison State Hospital as a social worker. Bert’s background in health care and mental health has proved invaluable in his many Red Cross volunteerContinue reading “The Impact of a Red Cross Volunteer”
A Tri-State couple is continuing to give back to the community in more ways than one. Meet Don and Peggy Racster of Evansville. They have been volunteering for the American Red Cross for many years. Read and watch the full story by clicking here.
Tara Brower is in the fight for her life. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on December 1, 2020. She credits blood donations from selfless strangers for her ability to keep fighting.
Giving selflessly is the mark of any good volunteer, but for one Evansville man, it’s the number of ways he gives back that makes him this week’s Hometown Hero.