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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 Wisconsin.
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 Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin 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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Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Thomsen is proud to represent the American Red Cross as Executive Director for the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter. She has been in her role since August of 2021 and works with the local team on all lines of Red Cross services. Prior to assuming this role, MJ worked for Red Cross as Executive Director in St. Louis, Missouri for nearly four years and District Manager for Blood Services for over eight years. Originally from Minnesota, MJ and her husband, Mike Borough, relocated to Eau Claire with their English Springer Spaniel named Scout to be closer to family. And, because she is excited to be a part of the Wisconsin Region and looks forward to accomplishing great things with an amazing team!
Michele Eberle – Board Chair; Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland & Chippewa Valley, Administrative VP
Richard Schoenthaler – Vice Chair; Ayres Associates, CFO
Dave Nelson – Vice Chair; Sacred Heart Hospital, CFO (retired)
Josephine “Jodi” Arriola – UW-Eau Claire, Assistant Clinical Professor College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Gigi Benish – BMO Harris, VP Senior Premier Banker
Sondra Brown, Retired, Financial Executive, Controller
Chuck Daly, TTM Technologies, HSE Manager
Lindsey Everson – Leinie’s Lodge, General Manager
Latacia Greeley – Associated Bank, Chippewa Valley Market, Branch Manager, VP, Private Banker
Jack Halbleib – Emeritus; Nursing Home Administrator (retired)
Jan Johnson - Royal Credit Union, Vice President of Organizational Agility
Larry Loverude, Xcel Energy, Community Service Manager
Sarah North, Group Health Cooperative, Chief Executive Officer
Melissa Seyffer, M3 Insurance, Senior Account Executive
Paul Solyntjes – Security Financial Bank, CFO & COO
Kim Yeager – Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire, Operations Manager
Dale Hintz from Amherst, WI helped save his wife’s life by using the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training he received from the American Red Cross. For his heroic and lifesaving actions, Hintz received the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action. On Oct. 3, 2022, while at home, Hintz found his wife unconscious and […]Continue Reading
The American Red Cross is giving you the opportunity to buy front row access passes for each of the 9 headliner acts at the Generac Power Stage during Summerfest. All money raised will go towards funding an American Red Cross Blood Services vehicle, a specially outfitted vehicle designed to transport staff, volunteers and equipment to […]Continue Reading