“Alexa, How Can the Red Cross Help?”

by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer Accessing life-saving information and tools from the Red Cross is easier than ever. Our award-winning suite of free smartphone apps already put Red Cross content at your fingertips. Now, all you have to do is ask Alexa! Skills for Alexa now include critical first aid instruction, putting free and … Continue reading “Alexa, How Can the Red Cross Help?”

How you can help cancer patients: Give Blood to Give Time

FACT: Cancer patients use nearly one-quarter of the blood supply – more than patients fighting any other disease. And there simply aren’t enough people donating regularly to meet the need. That’s why the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time. … Continue reading How you can help cancer patients: Give Blood to Give Time

The Kat Pinedo Blood Drive

Most people don’t spend their wedding anniversary hosting a blood drive, but that’s exactly what Katherine “Kat” Pinedo is doing on Friday, August 21. Residents of Carpinteria and surrounding communities are invited to join Kat and her family in helping save lives by giving blood at a blood drive in her honor: Friday, August 21, … Continue reading The Kat Pinedo Blood Drive

Day in the Life: Red Cross Club Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The CSU Channel Islands campus was still quiet as Laurie Hurtado made her way to the library. She and other Red Cross Club members were there early to set up for their blood drive. All week they had been tabling in front of the library to sign students and faculty up for the big event. Laurie … Continue reading Day in the Life: Red Cross Club Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.