The Red Cross is here for you. Please call us.
Residents of Summit, Portage and Medina counties: 330-535-6131.
Residents of Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties: 330-392-2551.
Visit our Get Help page for additional resources.
Blood that is donated through the American Red Cross helps patients of all ages including cancer and sickle cell patients, trauma and burn patients, and patients with chronic diseases. Take a look at our eligibility requirements and schedule an appointment to give blood today. A one-time blood donation can save more than one life!
The American Red Cross provides help for members of the military, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Learn how our nonprofit helps active military members and veterans in Ohio.
The American Red Cross offers a selection of classes where you can learn and become certified in various lifesaving skills. Our nonprofit near you has both online and in-person options for CPR certification and CPR classes, first aid and water safety training, and child care training.
It’s easy to get involved with the Red Cross in Ohio. Local opportunities include becoming a trained disaster relief response volunteer helping people affected by home fires; supporting trauma, cancer, and other patients in need by donating blood, platelet, and plasma at our area blood drives; and learning CPR, First AID, and other lifesaving skills that will prepare you to respond to emergencies.
The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation. Our disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in the Northern Ohio region. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to American Red Cross disaster relief will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. Make a one-time donation today either online, by phone, or by mail, or set up a recurring monthly donation to make an even bigger difference.
The humanitarian work that we do at American Red Cross would not be possible without our volunteers. We have a variety of disaster relief volunteer opportunities available, as well as potential positions focused on facility management, health and safety, service to the Armed Forces, and professional specialties like photography, IT, and more. Check out our current volunteer opportunities near you!
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Major Gift Officer
Debbie Chitester, LSW
Disaster Program Manager
Regional Volunteer Services Officer
Regional Director Service to the Armed Forces & International Services Programs
Regional Communications Director
For all inquiries about our classes, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)
For all inquiries about our blood donation services, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)
Board Member List
President, UH Portage MC
Joseph M. Bilinovich
Senior Vice President, Market Team Leader
Amy Burg Cole
Brennan, Manna and Diamond
Moriah Cheatham Williams
Vice President Advancement
University of Akron Foundation
Lead Product Design Engineer
Government & Public Affairs Director
Discount Drug Mart
Director, Manufacturing and Distribution
Community Development Officer
Farmers Trust Company
Talent Acquisition Specialist
American Endowment Foundation
Court Administrator/Chief Executive
Akron Municipal Court
Vice President of North American Real Estate
Assistant Director of Employee Benefits
County of Summit, Ilene Shapiro, Executive
SVP, Director of Real Estate & Facilities
P. Wesley Lambert
Rubber City Radio Group
Vice President, Marketing
Consumer North America
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Vice President & General Manager
Davey Resource Group
The Otto HR Group, Inc.
(Retired) Associate Vice President, NEOMED
Community President, Medina
Huntington National Bank
V.P. of IS & Chief Information Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital
Cohen & Company
Regional President, Ohio Edison
Vice President Commercial Banking
Justin D. Smith
Huntington National Bank
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County
V.P. for Operations and Finance
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Chief Medical Officer
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
Anthony Vross Jr.
Co-Owner/Regional Service Manager
Chief Human Resources Officer
GOJO Industries, Inc
(Retired) Engineering Director, General Motors
Executive Director, Provost Office
University Outreach and Engagement
Kent State University
(Retired) Sr VP & Provost, Dean of Fine & Applied Arts, The University of Akron