Stories tagged with: Red Cross

December 28, 2011 - 11:52am
3 years 18 weeks ago

With a decrease in blood donations and an increase in accidents, donating blood around the holidays is vital.

WHIZ Media Group is teaming up with the Red Cross and sponsoring a blood drive this Thursday. Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says blood is in high demand right now.

"The holidays are always a very tough time for blood collections. We find that after the 15th of December, blood collections start to decrease. People are busy, the hustle and bustle with...

August 24, 2011 - 3:19pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The east coast is facing another natural disaster - Hurricane Irene is heading for North Carolina, and the Red Cross is getting ready to provide relief.

Director of Health and Safety for the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross Julie Davis said the organization isn't wasting any time.

"We don't wait until disaster hits," said Davis.  "We have warehouses across the country filled with stuff ready to go."

Davis said one of Muskingum Valley's...

June 14, 2011 - 10:31am
3 years 46 weeks ago

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.

During the summer season the number of those donating drops and has already caused two blood types to drop to critical levels including O Negative and B negative. To draw attention to the need for donations, June 14th is marked as World Blood Donor Day. It's a chance for all to recognize that blood is essential to health care across the globe.

"No one can manufacture it," said Muskingum County Red Cross...

May 25, 2011 - 10:49am
3 years 49 weeks ago

The scenes of devastation have haunted people across the United States as tornadoes rip through our country...providing us with a reminder that this can happen anywhere.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross Marlene Henderson says when it comes to preparing for a tornado, prepare a plan.  Pick a place where family members can come together if a tornado is headed your way.

"We have had our fair share of high winds, straight line winds, F1 tornadoes over...

May 19, 2011 - 4:58pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The cool and damp weather wasn't enough to stop some avid golfers tee off for a great cause Thursday afternoon

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross held their 22nd Annual Golf Outing at the Jaycees Golf Course in Zanesville. The outing helps raise money for the Red Cross Disaster  Relief Fund which helps victims of major disasters like tornados, flooding and house fires. Muskingum Red Cross Development Director Troy Alford says even with Thursday's weather, it still was a great turnout...

April 22, 2011 - 12:32pm
4 years 1 week ago

Residents of Southeastern Ohio were waiting to give blood at Secrest Auditorium Friday.

A steady stream of blood donors made their way to the theater. The Central Ohio Red Cross Region that ran Friday's drive is responsible for 27 counties and supplies 41 hospitals.

"Without that people can't have surgeries," said Donor Blood Representative Rick Dayton. "People have problems if we don't get blood. We can't manufacture it. We have to get it from our fellow citizens...

April 19, 2011 - 6:07pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Statistics show that only 4% of the population donates blood on a regular basis and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hoping to change that.

A blood drive will be held this Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Central Ohio Red Cross supplies blood to more than 41 area hospitals and trauma centers. Representative Rick Dayton said they need is constant.

"Coming into the summer driving season, people are starting to get out more and accidents are...

April 2, 2011 - 6:32pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Some locals had a chance to eat a delicious breakfast Saturday morning and also help a good cause.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Zanesville. Tickets were $5.00 and all proceeds benefited the organization.

"We only get our funding from the United Way and the good people of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan County, so doing events like this helps bring in the money we need to help the people for any disasters that might come up,"...

March 21, 2011 - 4:49pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

An area organization is being commended for its efforts in the community.

Each year, the President of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross month and as a part of the national celebration, the Muskingum County Commissioners acknowledged the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

"It is always wonderful to know that all of our hard work, all of our dedication doesn't go unnoticed by the city officials along with everyone else in the community," said Executive Director...

March 11, 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is ready to provide assistance for Japan during this time of devastation.

The Japanese Red Cross has already deployed 11 national disaster response teams to conduct assessments of the damage around the country.

"The Japanese Red Cross much like the American Red Cross we do have warehouses that are stocked and on a moments notice we can usually get to those items and set up cots, blankets, and emergency supplies," said Executive Director of the...

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