History of Red
How did March become Red Cross month and what
has the President of the United States said about supporting the
nationís premiere disaster response organization? Click
here to get the full story.
Become a CPR Instructor
If you are interested in learning to teach CPR, an Instructor
Course will begin on March 15. Please contact Katrina via
email or phone at 757-7437 for more information.
Five Simple Steps to Preparedness
The Red Cross recommends the following five steps you can take
to prepare for emergencies
a Disaster Supplies Kit
a Disaster Plan
First Aid and CPR Training
Donor Deferral Rules
Eased Regarding Mad Cow Disease
The American Red
Cross has revised its donor deferral guidelines for Creutzfeldt-Jakob
disease (CJD) and variant CJD (vCJD), the human variants of Mad Cow
disease. The new guidelines take effect February 21, 2005.
here for more information.
The Red Cross continues to meet the short- and
long-term needs of those affected by Decemberís devastating tsunami.
Click here to learn
more about how your contribution to the International Response Fund is
helping throughout southeast Asia.
Encourages Year Round Blood Donations
The winter months are traditionally a challenging time for blood banks,
and the American Red Cross encourages the public to make blood donation
a regular part of life no matter what the time of year.
The Red Cross Asks:
ĎSo Whatís In Your Kit?í
This time of the year is more likely to conjure thoughts of
gift-wrapping than emergency preparedness kit packing, but the Red Cross
still asks, "What's in your kit?".
Suggests Kids Could Use More Disaster Training
Preliminary results from a recent Red Cross study suggest that students
show no increase in disaster knowledge after the fifth grade.
Red Cross and
Nursing Spectrum Honor Nurse Heroes
Every day, throughout the country, nurses devote their lives to helping
others, and the recent Nurse Heroes awards saluted nurses who have saved
lives under extraordinary circumstances and paid tribute to the entire