How to be a Red Cross lifesaver – safely

By Gordon Williams The American Red Cross is always there in times of need—including during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s our hope that, in an emergency, there will always be trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. Would you know how to provide that assistance if called on? Would you … Continue reading How to be a Red Cross lifesaver – safely

Bremerton woman’s lifesaving actions described as a “miracle”

By Kristin Alexander Angela Mirador and Jeremy McCrimmon, on the day he came home from the hospital All of Angela Mirador’s training had led up to this life-or-death moment. July 26, 2019 started like any other hot summer day. Mirador, a nurse at an assisted living facility, and her 2-year-old daughter were in the front … Continue reading Bremerton woman’s lifesaving actions described as a “miracle”

How Red Cross Training Saved a Life

By Gordon Williams Lifesaving Award recipients, the survivor and Red Cross leadership at a recognition event in Everett, WA The story begins on October 19, 2018 when a cardiac condition dropped Stan Runyon unconscious to the floor of the Boeing plant in Everett, WA. It ends with four Boeing employees being given Red Cross Lifesaving … Continue reading How Red Cross Training Saved a Life

Volunteering from Washington to Mexico and back again

NW Region Volunteers stand with fellow Red Crossers in Cihuatlán, Mexico By Emily Thornton They wanted to get away from it all, as they have for the last four years on their trip to San Patricio, Mexico — but found themselves in the familiar position of helping people in need. American Red Cross volunteers Terry … Continue reading Volunteering from Washington to Mexico and back again

Why these High Schoolers took a class on the Red Cross

The mini-term class visited the Red Cross building in Tacoma, WA, January 2019 By Gordon Williams On a regular school day, students at three innovative sister high schools in Tacoma might attend classes in graphic design or songwriting or maybe zoology. But for three-and-a-half weeks this January, 44 students from the three schools--Tacoma School of … Continue reading Why these High Schoolers took a class on the Red Cross

Stopping the Bleed may Save a Life

By Dale Steinke With mass shootings dominating headlines in the U.S., it’s becoming more important than ever that bystanders know how to react to increase their odds of survival and to keep gunshot victims alive until trained medical professionals arrive. That’s the intent of the “Stop the Bleed” initiative, launched by the White House in … Continue reading Stopping the Bleed may Save a Life

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Three Cheers for “BigRed”

By Nihit Pokhrel The American Red Cross is revolutionizing adult CPR training with the new BigRed mannequin. BigRed provides instant feedback for learners and increases both the confidence and willingness of a responder to provide care in an emergency situation. The decision to swap out old mannequins for BigRed comes from scientific evidence including the 2015 International … Continue reading Three Cheers for “BigRed”

Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

On a breezy Tuesday morning in October, a hero walked through the door of the Red Cross office in Seattle. Rameen Sahoo, from Bellevue, was onsite to accept the Certificate of Merit. Trained in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED, Rameen helped save the life of a gentleman who lost consciousness on the University … Continue reading Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

Why Dawnmarie Cooper Volunteers

By Dale Steinke Dawnmarie Cooper has always enjoyed helping people through volunteering. Joining the Red Cross has become yet another way for her to support the South Seattle community she has lived in for 30 years. Last fall, shortly after she retired from a career as a Washington State employee, she started taking a wide … Continue reading Why Dawnmarie Cooper Volunteers