UN, Red Cross seek better preparation for future heat waves
The international Red Cross and the United Nations want people and governments to do more to beat the heat by getting ready for heat waves like the recent ones from Sacramento, California, to Somalia to Sichuan, China, that could take many lives in the futurewashingtonpost.com
Red Cross draws attention to sickle cell disease, encourages Black donors
Diagnosed at 2 with sickle cell disease, Smith was not always sure she would. Sickle cell disease refers to a group of inherited red blood cell disorders most common among those of African descent. For those with sickle cell disease, transfusions increase the number of normal red blood cells in the body and help boost blood flow, Mair said. In cases of a sickle cell disorder, some red blood cells are rigid, sticky and sickle- or crescent-shaped instead of round and flexible. The process takes about an hour, and Black donors are encouraged to identify their ethnicity, ensuring a quick match in a crisis.mlive.com
Azov Regiment Commander Prokopenko taken to Russia his wife
VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - SUNDAY, 14 AUGUST 2022, 12:23 Russian media have reported that Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov Regiment, has been taken to Russia, but government agencies and the Red Cross have yet to confirm this.news.yahoo.com
Red Cross set to help families affected by condo fire in Saginaw County
Both said old, irreplaceable photographs and the memories attached to them are what will be missed the most. Red Cross officials have been set up at Hemlock High School to assist residents of the roughly 20 units that were destroyed by the fire at Swan Valley Condominiums. Disaster Program Manager Annette Swain said of the affected families, her volunteer response team has been in contact with all but one as of Friday. Swain said the Red Cross has documentation set up to steer each person towards what they will need to recover. “We work with them to take and provide a lot of information,” Swain said.mlive.com
Hamas says captive Israeli's condition has deteriorated
Gaza's Hamas rulers on Monday said the condition of one of the Israelis it is holding captive has deteriorated. The announcement marked a rare piece of information about the Israelis in Hamas captivity. Hamas is believed to be holding the remains of two soldiers killed during a 2014 war.news.yahoo.com
Fighters appeal for evacuation of wounded from Mariupol mill
Fighters of the Azov Regiment, the Ukrainian unit holed up in the besieged Azovstal steel mill in the devastated port city of Mariupol, have released photos of their wounded comrades in arms who they say are in the plant, along with an appeal to the United Nations and Red Cross to arrange for their evacuationwashingtonpost.com
The world wants to help Ukraine. But organizations delivering humanitarian aid face major obstacles.
Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities and key supply routes — as well as the sheer scale of the humanitarian needs — are hindering the ability of international organizations to deliver aid.washingtonpost.com
COVID-19 plasma shortage: Donors could win trip to Super Bowl next year
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An inside look at the process of donating convalescent plasma with the Michigan Red Cross
Kim DeGiulio recently recovered from coronavirus and just like Evrod Cassimy, she decided to donate her convalescent plasma. Dec. 9, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 415,200; Death toll now at 10,213DeGiulio recovered from coronavirus in October. Now that she’s symptom-free and has the antibodies, she signed up to donate her plasma with the American Red Cross. All it took was filling out a form to declare you’ve recovered from COVID, then the American Red Cross reaches out to schedule a time to donate. If you’ve recovered and want to know if you qualify to donate, just visit this website.
Belgium fears ICU beds could reach capacity next month
FILE - In this Thursday, April 23, 2020 file photo, nurses cheer as a patient who had COVID-19 leaves the intensive care ward at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. Belgium's intensive care units will hit capacity by mid-November if new coronavirus cases continue to soar at the same pace, according to the country's health authorities. File)BRUSSELS – Belgium’s intensive care units will hit capacity by mid-November if new coronavirus cases continue to soar at the same pace, the country’s health authorities warned Wednesday. The latest COVID-19 figures published Wednesday by the national institute of public health show that Belgium has seen 7,360 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. Van Laethem said the country is currently the second-worst in Europe in terms of new coronavirus infections, behind the Czech Republic.
Dearborn-based foundation raises $180K in ongoing effort to support Lebanon relief
DEARBORN, Mich. – A national Arab American foundation, based in Dearborn, has raised more than $180,000 to help support the ongoing relief efforts in Lebanon following the deadly explosion in August. Since the explosion, the continued fundraising efforts benefitting the Lebanon Relief Project through CAAP’s Disaster Relief Fund have resulted in over $180,000 raised so far. Funds have been used to help the Lebanon Relief Project airlift over $12.7 million in high value medications and supplies to Beirut on August 24, and most recently, over $6 million on September 29. 100% of all donations raised through CAAP’s continued fundraising efforts will go towards airlifting essential supplies and equipment and supporting relief efforts in Lebanon. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is a national community foundation and a national institution of ACCESS -- the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor treats COVID-19 patient with recovered individual’s donated plasma
ANN ARBOR – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has treated its first COVID-19 patient with plasma donated by a recovered individual at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital. Eleven patients at St. Joe’s were among the first to be registered nationally for the trial. Along with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, three other health system member hospitals are participating in the program, including St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Mercy Health Muskegon. In addition to the Mayo Clinic’s convalescent plasma program, St. Joe’s Ann Arbor is also participating in Gilead’s Remdesivir Expanded Access Program. Similar to the plasma program, only patients with life-threatening symptoms who require ventilator support are eligible for the remdesivir program.
Red Cross faces severe blood shortages amid coronavirus outbreak, calls on healthy donors to contribute
As of March 23, there have been 7,000 Red Cross blood drive cancellations around the U.S., resulting in more than 200,000 fewer blood donations, officials said. With cancellations on the rise, Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood, officials said. The Red Cross will continue to host blood drives to provide much needed blood to those in need, officials said. Blood drives are exempt from bans on social gatherings, as they provide necessary resources that can’t be bought or manufactured. Click here to make an appointment to donate blood to the Red Cross in your area.
Red Cross ready to help those affected by the earthquake
CNN image(KERO) - Ridgecrest, CA -- The Red Cross has an emergency shelter open at the Kerr McGee that has a capacity of 500. Right now the Red Cross says there are 129 people there with supplies coming from Los Angeles and Kern Counties to help. That shelter plans on staying open as long as it's needed so if you know anyone in the Ridgecrest area that needs a place to go send them to 100 West California Avenue in Ridgecrest. Russ Huge with the Red Cross explains on the Red Cross helps the community and how people can help those affected by the earthquake. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.