The power of the American Red Cross relies on your generous donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers, employees, board members and community partners — dedicated people who will continue to make a difference for thousands of lives in 2024 and beyond. As we close out 2023, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season, and invite you to review some of our region's proudest and most memorable moments.
News Story: Salt Lake City man's 10-year journey to become a trailblazing blood donor
Salt Lake's Chris Van Bibber, one of the first gay men to donate blood under new FDA rules in August, marked a milestone for equality and security of the national blood supply. The FDA's guidelines now assess individual risk, not sexual orientation.
News Story: Utah Red Cross honors sacrifice on Gold Star Mothers & Families Day
On Gold Star Mothers and Families Day, the Red Cross of Utah pays tribute to the mothers and families who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Observed on the last Sunday in September, this day is a reminder of their sacrifice.
News Story: Beyond the Typhoon: Utah's Red Cross Volunteers Making a Difference in Guam
Utah's Red Cross volunteers made a significant impact in Guam after Typhoon Mawar. From serving as liaisons, managing hundreds of volunteers, to assessing damage, their efforts provided much-needed relief to the devastated island and its resilient people.
Video: Veteran-led free yoga, meditation for Armed Forces by Red Cross
U.S. Veteran Yolanda Rothfuss, now a Red Cross volunteer and Yoga instructor, provides free yoga and meditation classes for Armed Forces families. She believes in the power of these practices to manage stress, lower heart rates and boost health.
Video: Red Cross & Salt Lake City Fire promote Fourth of July fireworks safet
With 20,000 fires annually are started by fireworks nationwide, the Red Cross of Utah partnered with Salt Lake City Fire to demonstrate the potential dangers of fireworks and provide fire safety advice to help prevent holiday disasters on Fourth of July.
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Video: 20th Anniversary USU v. Weber State Blood Battle
In 20 years of this annual drive, Weber State and Utah State University students and faculty have donated nearly 20,000 units of blood. The Red Cross of Utah are grateful to the students and community members who donated blood in the friendly rivalry.
Video: Utah Red Cross medical director urges blood donations to halt shortage
With a nationwide blood shortage in September, Dr. Kelley encouraged residents to donate. “Despite 62% of the population being eligible to donate, only about 3% does so. We depend on the generosity of donors to ensure blood is available when needed.”
Press Release: Utah Red Cross volunteer shares personal connection to World Refugee Day
Diane Bahati, a University of Utah student and Red Cross of Utah volunteer, has experienced firsthand how the Red Cross assists refugees in the U.S. and around the world. “In 2002, my parents gathered up our family of 9 and fled the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Video: Red Cross Women: Paving the Way Throughout History
The American Red Cross Utah honored Women’s History Month by recognizing the significant contributions of women to the organization’s lifesaving mission. Salt Lake Chapter Chair Sarah Huizingh discussed the rich history of women in the Red Cross.