Stories tagged with: Red-Cross

July 24, 2011 - 7:16pm
3 years 2 days ago

While many families soaked up the sun at Lake Isabella some took a moment to share the warmth.

The Red-Cross Blood Mobile was parked just outside the lake asking swimmers to donate. According to Charge Nurse, Franceis Shepard there is currently a critical need for blood donors. She says the shortage is due to school being let out for the summer, so less blood drives take place. Ironically, it's the summer time when the most blood is needed due to more activity, travel and accidents....

July 18, 2011 - 5:36pm
3 years 1 week ago

The dog days of summer are upon us and the Red-Cross wants to remind you to stay cool.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red-Cross Marlene Henderson wants to remind you the dangers of heat can be deadly and you need to take precaution.

"The dangers are very serious, heat stroke is extremely serious and that can happen so quickly," said Henderson. "If you feel your self starting to get really flushed, really over heated get inside immediately."...

July 16, 2011 - 2:49pm
3 years 1 week ago

One church was filled with activity Saturday afternoon in attempt to bring out the community.

Zaneville's Central Trinity United Methodist Church and the Muskingum County Red-Cross teamed-up to host their first ever Summer Festival. The event has been 3 months in the planning and it would appear no activity was overlooked...The day stepped off serving breakfast then continued to included a flea market, craft show, car show, battle of the bands, and tournaments in cornhole, basketball...

June 21, 2011 - 4:06pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Red-Cross has declared a critical need situation and are asking for your help.

Due to summer activity and accidents, the need for blood is on the rise, but Donor Recruitment Representative of the Red Cross, Rick Dayton, said, donations are critically low.

"Anytime somebody could come into a hospital, one of our hospitals that we service in the area, that could take dozens of units of blood and we want to have the blood supply there," said Dayton. "The...

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