Young Volunteers Bring their Skills to the Red Cross

By Emily Thornton  In September 2020, LinkedIn ranked the American Red Cross as the organization with the highest number of monthly volunteers. This year, the Red Cross has seen an increase of 20 percent in new volunteer applications and almost 30% of Red Cross volunteers are ages 25 to 49. Red Cross volunteer Katelyn Hinkin … Continue reading Young Volunteers Bring their Skills to the Red Cross

Why Diversity is the theme of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive

Photo by Sharon Penn for the American Red Cross By Gordon Williams, Red Cross Volunteer True or false: All the blood collected by the American Red Cross is pretty much alike, no matter who donated that blood. The answer is “false,” and the reason it is false explains why the Red Cross will hold Seattle’s … Continue reading Why Diversity is the theme of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive

How the Red Cross (not vampires) Collects Blood in Forks  

By Gordon Williams Photos by Heath Palen-McBee The American Red Cross is very serious when it comes to its mission of collecting human blood.  After all, there is a call for blood somewhere in America once every two seconds and 40% of all the blood collected in the United States is collected by the Red … Continue reading How the Red Cross (not vampires) Collects Blood in Forks  

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