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Red Cross in The News

The Latest Media Coverage of the Red Cross - From Interviews With Key Personnel to Mission-Related Stories

Below is a sampling of recent national media stories on the American Red Cross. By clicking on any of these links you may be leaving the Red Cross website.

Additional news media stories and interview clips with Red Cross leadership can be viewed here.

The Red Cross also produces a monthly news segment on The Weather Channel featuring Red Cross experts providing timely, life-saving information on weather-related emergencies, disaster preparedness, and humanitarian services. The Weather Red Report airs the first Sunday each month at 8:40 am EST on The Weather Channel.
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Husband Saves Wife by Administering CPR as She Went Into Cardiac Arrest Weeks After Giving Birth

March 8 - A husband relied on his Red Cross CPR training to save his wife as she went into cardiac arrest just weeks after she gave birth to their son.

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All the Fire Safety Lessons "This Is Us" Is Trying to Teach Us

February 5 - Red Cross provides fire safety tips after home fire tragedy on popular NBC drama ‘This is Us.’

Consumer Reports
Don't Get the Flu at a Super Bowl Party

February 3 - Jeffrey Pellegrino, member of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, shares tips on how to avoid getting the flu when attending parties for the Big Game.

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Red Cross in 'Critical' Need of Blood Donations Due to Harsh Winter and Flu Season

January 29 - More than 550 blood drives were canceled in January, largely due to brutal cold and severe winter storms, Red Cross says.

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Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres show how California mudslides struck their neighborhood—here's how you can help local victims

January 10 - Red Cross is supporting those affected by the California mudslides by providing shelter, food, and comfort. Here’s how you can help.

Massive winter storm is causing severe blood shortages, Red Cross says

January 9 - Chris Hrouda, president of Red Cross Blood Services, discusses the impact of the massive winter storms on the blood supply.

Fox News
'Bomb cyclone' winter storm brings snow, fierce winds to Northeast as bitter cold to follow

January 4 - As temperatures get colder, Red Cross urges home heating safety tips to reduce the risk of home fires.

LA Times
Why it's time to finally get your 'go bags' ready in case of emergency

December 16 - From tropical storms to drought and wildfires, 2017 has shown us how vulnerable we are to disasters.

Huffington Post
Thanksgiving Holiday - A Time to Look Back and Reflect

November 20 - As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, hopefully many of us will have an opportunity to look back and reflect on what we are grateful for.

17 Confessions of Counselors and Therapists Who Help People Cope After Disasters

November 5 - BuzzFeed speaks with Red Cross Disaster Health Service and Disaster Mental Health manager, Valerie Cole, to clarify common misconceptions and the importance of psychological first aid in the wake of a disaster.

The Wendy Williams Show
Home Fire Campaign

November 1 - Wendy Williams partners with the American Red Cross to perform home safety fire inspections and to install the one-millionth smoke alarm. Afterwards, Williams discusses the importance of the Home Fire Campaign in studio with Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern.

The Weekly Standard
Let’s Hear It For the Red Cross

October 26 - In the aftermath of three historic hurricanes, The Weekly Standard looks at the ongoing response and relief efforts of the American Red Cross.

CBS News
California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess, health officials warn

October 18 - Volunteers with the American Red Cross hand out hundreds of face masks every day in California to protect civilians from toxic air that comes as a result of the wildfires.

PBS News Hour
Volunteers are helping Puerto Rico from home, with a map anyone can edit

October 1 - Thousands of volunteers contribute to relief mapping efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

ABC News
Hurricane Maria 'probably the single biggest hurricane catastrophe in the history of the US,' Puerto Rico governor says

September 27 - For the first time in a disaster relief situation, the American Red Cross established a mobile command center in Puerto Rico to aid in reconnecting families after Hurricane Maria.

Additional Media Interview Clips

Click on the thumbnails to watch broadcast interviews with Red Cross experts.