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Health and Safety

For more than a century, the American Red Cross has been saving lives with health and safety education programs. Red Cross training ranges from first aid, CPR and AED to swimming and lifeguarding; from HIV/AIDS education to caregiving programs like Babysitter’s Training. American Red Cross programs help people live safer and healthier lives. The Red […]

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Be a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer

Every year, fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters randomly strike thousands of families, sometime near your home. Lives are changed forever. Families lose homes, and worse. We can’t change history. But with your help, we can make it a little easier for disaster victims to get from today to tomarrow. It’s not for everybody. […]

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster

Earthquakes…Tornadoes…Fires… Floods…Hurricanes…. Hazardous Materials Spills Disasters may strikes quickly and without warning. These events can be frightening for adults, but they are traumatic for children if they don’t know what to do. During a disaster, your family may have to leave you home and daily routine. Children may become anxious, confused or frightened. As an […]

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. This checklist will help you get started. Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will […]

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First Timer’s Guide

Every 10 Seconds… SOMEONE NEEDS A BLOOD TRANSFUSION Yet fewer than 5 percent of the people who are able to give blood actually do so – and most of them give only once a year. That’s why the American Red Cross works so hard to recruit new blood donors. Because hospital patients throughout our state […]

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Myths and Facts

The community blood supply in the United States is safest it has ever bee. And giving blood is one of the safest activities around. Yet myths and falsehoods about blood safety persist. The American Red Cross wants you to know the facts. You can get AIDS for donating blood. The American Red Cross uses only […]

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Safeguard For Blood Donors

Safety is the top priority of the American Red Cross.  And the Red Cross cares as much about the safety of those who give blood as it does about the safety of the patients who received blood.  Not only does every ounce of blood or blood components the Red Cross provides meet or exceed state […]

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Be A Blood Donor

When you give Did you know – You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 105 pounds to be eligible to donate. Be sure you know your weight when you come in. Did you know – Medication do not disqualify potential blood donors – what’s important is the reason for taking […]

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Some Facts About Blood

The Blood in Your Body The average adult’s body contains 10 to 12 pints of blood. Your body continuously replaces its red cells, making new ones with iron salvaged from old ones that have been retired. Blood transports nutrients and defensive antibodies, cells, and clotting factors; red blood cell deliver or release oxygen. A Single […]

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Are You Prepared For A Disaster?

The Snyder County Chapter would like to encourage individuals, businesses and schools to join with us and make not only our families but our neighborhoods safer. The five proactive steps listed are simple and easy to do. 1. Make A Plan: Discuss which disasters can happen where you live. Choose two meeting places for your […]

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