AmeriCorps Story of Service: Jessie Rounsley

The American Red Cross is known for many different things - disaster relief, fundraising, and of course - blood drives. The blood collected at these drives supplies 45% of transfused blood nationwide. Being one of the only agencies in the country that hosts blood drives, it’s a big deal when you get to host or … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Jessie Rounsley

Why I Volunteer: Soniya Ahmed

When I moved from Edmonton in 2016, I was looking for a volunteer position. I knew about the Red Cross because I was a blood donor and hoped to volunteer one day. When I saw a Red Cross volunteer position posted online, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. Having a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Soniya Ahmed

How the Red Cross Manages America’s Blood Supply

by Gordon Williams Pictures by Gordon Williams The Red Cross relies on many skills in carrying out its mission:  disaster responders and first aid teachers, mass care workers and water safety instructors. But did you know that in fulfilling one critical element of its mission, the Red Cross  relies on trained medical technicians known as … Continue reading How the Red Cross Manages America’s Blood Supply