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Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

7 Steps for Mothers and Women to Take to Become Youth Sports Coaches

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Brooke de Lench

The likelihood is that if you are a woman, waiting around for youth sports organizations to send you an engraved invitation to become a coach may be a bit like Waiting for Godot. The sports community needs to forge a welcoming culture so that women are empowered to succeed as coaches.

15 Ways To Clean Out Your Closet And Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style

Letting go of things is never as easy as decluttering experts say it's going to be. But when you've reach the point where your closet rod starts to be...

These 13 Charities Are Delivering Critical Support To Earthquake Victims

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look ...

Dear Red Cross: I Am Not a Man

Andy Wilkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Andy Wilkins

What should have happened with me? I should have been asked the same questions every other woman is asked. I never should have received a follow-up call during which I needed to defend my gender identity.

How To Help East Village Explosion Victims

The Huffington Post | Impact Editors | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

New Yorkers reacted in perfect form on Thursday after an explosion rattled the city’s East Village neighborhood, and now supporters nationwide are c...

Running 100 Miles for 100 Red Cross Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

One month after graduating from high school, I was coming home from swim practice and was involved in a near fatal car accident with a speeding dump truck. The injuries were catastrophic.

Hope in the Fight to End Ebola

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

It's our global responsibility towards humanity to encourage compassion for those suffering, and support efforts to completely eliminate the Ebola virus by the end of 2015. Together we can make this happen!

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Ebola Flare Ups Continue Where Victims Don't Trust Aid Groups

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact

* Red Cross Ebola coordinator says virus flaring up * Still areas of Guinea where it has "no access" By Stephanie Nebeha...

Red Cross Faces Pressure To Halt Donations From Tobacco Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

By Jilian Mincer New York, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The American Red Cross risks damaging the reputation of the global Red Cross brand becaus...

How Your Friends Affect Your Charitable Donations This Holiday Season

Laura Howe | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

Even among social media users, it's the messenger, not the medium, that's key to motivating social media users to donate to charity, suggesting that personal appeals from friends matter more than trending topics and gimmicks.

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Report: American Red Cross Won't Reveal What Percentage Of Donations Actually Go To Help

Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

by Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPRThis story was co-produced with NPR.The American Red Cross regularly touts ho...

Survey: Nearly 40% Of American Red Cross Employees Question Charity's Ethics

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

A survey of American Red Cross employees shows a crisis of trust in the charity's leadership and deep internal doubts about the Red Cross' commitment ...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

Red Cross Slams Report Claiming Group Failed Sandy Victims As 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The American Red Cross is fighting back against allegations claiming it failed to provide adequate assistance and mishandled funds in the wake of Supe...

This Is Why Americans Are Donating Less To Fight Ebola Than Other Recent Disasters

Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthqu...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

While the Obama administration is announcing ramped up efforts Tuesday by pledging to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help overwhelmed health ca...

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

ProPublica | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group...

Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident.

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

Jasmine Han | Posted 08.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp sessions, I quickly picked up skills necessary to emerge as a leader among my peers.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.