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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.
A Taste of Home
Red Cross Announces the #1 Cause of House Fires, and It’s Not What You Think.

May 1 - Red Cross provides tips on how to prevent kitchen fires.

Independent Journal Review
The America I See Is Not Divided

April 30 - Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern shares her opinion on how the values that unite Americans are stronger than those that divide us.

Japan's 'Bosai Girls' bring fashion to disaster relief

April 24 - Despite emergency management being a traditionally male-dominated space, disaster relief organizations around the world – including the Red Cross – provide opportunities for women and millennials to take on meaningful roles.

The Epoch Times
Mom gets frightening call about military son. But what happens next—’I wanted things done’

March 28 - Gold Star mom Diane Frappier often volunteers more than 50 hours a week with the Red Cross to ensure that active-duty military, veterans and their families are well taken care of in their time of need.

The Harvard Review
When Disaster Strikes: Climate Resilience & Community Response in the Wake of Natural Disasters

March 25 - Brad Kieserman, VP of Red Cross Disaster Operations and Logistics, wrote about how the Red Cross used technology to respond to the historic disasters of 2017.

Independent Journal Review
This Women's History Month, Let's Celebrate Red Cross Founder Clara Barton and Those She Has Inspired

March 22 - Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern honors Red Cross founder Clara Barton and other women who have contributed to the humanitarian cause.

People Logo
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.

Good Housekeeping logo
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.

TIME logo
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.

CNBC logo
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.

Additional Media Interview Clips

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