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National Red Cross News

History of Red Cross Month 
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
Build a Disaster Supplies Kit
Make a Disaster Plan
Get First Aid and CPR Training
Give Blood




  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.  Please click here for more information.

Tsunami Relief Update 
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. 

Red Cross 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?". more

Study 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.  more

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 nursing profession.




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