How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Just hours after Hurricane Sandy decimated the Eastern Seaboard, killing 17 and leaving more than 10 million without power, rescue and recovery efforts from North Carolina to New York City have already begun. Even if you don't live in the regions affected by this super storm, you can still do your part by donating… » 10/30/12 3:25pm 10/30/12 3:25pm

Kids Will Trade a Pint of Blood for Just About Anything These Days

How do you convince a bunch of otherwise disinterested, likely hung over, easily distracted, and—is that Marijuana I smell?—college students to give up a pint of bodily fluid to the Red Cross? Short answer: free stuff. » 10/01/11 5:30am 10/01/11 5:30am

Dr. Oz Will Help You Save Lives with Your Android

There's no replacement for an actual doctor when you're on the verge of death, but if you find yourself without in the midst of an emergency, the S.O.S. app might help. Come on, it's powered by Oprah's favorite doc! » 6/03/11 12:40pm 6/03/11 12:40pm

The Japanese Earthquake: How to Respond and Stay Informed (Updating)

The quake and subsequently devastating tsunami in Japan has readers and viewers around the world reeling. It's a terrifying spectacle, for sure—but it's important to stay calm and take action. Here's how to stay updated, and help out: » 3/11/11 10:11am 3/11/11 10:11am

How This Drunk Tweet Got Sent From the American Red Cross's Account

Followers of the American Red Cross looking forward to the usual blood drive updates were surprised to find this tweet in their feeds two nights ago. It's not every day the world's largest volunteer services gets "slizzered." » 2/17/11 11:20am 2/17/11 11:20am

So what happened? Was it a malicious hack to make the ARC seem like a bunch of lushes? Nah.… » 2/17/11 11:20am 2/17/11 11:20am

Haiti Text Message Donations Top $10 Million

Faced with an "unprecedented mobile response," mGive and the Red Cross have collected over $10 million in relief for Haiti. With text donations pouring in at a rate of 10,000 a second, and average donations of $10 automatically charged to phone bills of mobile users, mGive's system has proved essential for those… » 1/16/10 8:40am 1/16/10 8:40am

Text Message Donations to Haiti Pass $4 Million

mGive, a non-profit organization working with Red Cross to collect donations via text message, has announced that they have collected over $4 million for Haitian relief. Jenifer Snyder, mGive's executive director, said that donations are coming in at the rate of $200,000 an hour, though they have capacity to take on… » 1/14/10 2:45pm 1/14/10 2:45pm

Augmented Reality Used By Red Cross To Target Japanese Nerdlingers

Man alive, even Japan's Red Cross Society is technologically-savvy. Commuters rushing through Akihabara station recently were treated to an augmented reality campaign urging them to donate blood. Anime girls in short skirts = instant win for the blood bank. » 12/21/09 3:00pm 12/21/09 3:00pm

Target, Red Cross First Aid Kit

Everyone knows you haven't lived until a Black Cat has exploded in the palm of your hand, preferable with the fist closed. Sure you can pour water on the wound and try to clean it up before going to the hospital, but this first aid and preparedness kit from Target should do the trick this fourth when your hands are… » 6/30/06 10:17am 6/30/06 10:17am