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Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

Last Minute Gift

John Malik | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
John Malik

Only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas and you've got a few gits yet to purchase. Why not make a donation in someone's name to their favorite charity?

High School Students Raise Over $36K After Katy Perry Concert

Posted 12.03.2013 | Teen

Lakewood High School students who won an exclusive concert from Katy Perry last October have collectively raised over $36,000 for charity with the hel...

This Is How Big Typhoon Haiyan Really Was

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Just how big was Typhoon Haiyan? On Monday, a map by the American Red Cross that claimed Typhoon Haiyan would've almost covered the entire contine...

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Thousands Likely Lost In Local Charity Donations During Government Shutdown

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

Dozens of Hawaii-based nonprofits took an unexpected financial hit during the 16-day government shutdown due to the closure of the Combined Federal Ca...

Motivation at Its Maximum

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Brian volunteering at a Red Cross event in Connecticut before the Hartford Marathon When we are born, we are given the gift of a lifetime. However,...

The American Red Cross Standing Tall Against Suicide

Sherri Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Sherri Brown

Aiding our men and women in uniform has always been integral to the American Red Cross' mission. Today, the American Red Cross' professional, compassionate team staffs an Emergency Communications Center dedicated to the military community.

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr.

Brian Boyle | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr. I just made it to mile forty in the 2010 JFK50 miler in Hagerstown Maryland, and I was slowing down. It was my fir...

Washington's Sea Wall

Scott Levenson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Levenson

Providing aid for those in need is not a "handout," but rather the most basic responsibility of government. It is past time that our elected officials seize this moment and address the concerns of the taxpayers who elected them in the first place.

Heroes of Humanity

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

More often than not, we see the hardship and downfall of the human spirit across our news feeds and television stations. But, what about the triumph of the human spirit? The compassion? The will to do what we can to make the world a better place?

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

Summer Blood Donations Encouraged to Keep Pace With Blood Needs

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

Hurricane Sandy Victim: I Was 'Victimized By The Freakin' Red Cross'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

Updated on July 17 2013 at 3 p.m. The Red Cross is under fire again for failing to give aid it promised to as many as 1,000 struggling Superstorm ...

Out for Blood

Frank Bua | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

This week, filmmaker Ryan James Yezak has organized the first-ever "national gay blood drive." It is Yezak's hope that once the FDA recognizes how much men who have sex with men could contribute to the national blood supply, they will have ammunition to lift the 30-year ban.

Giving Blood, Giving Life

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.09.2013 | DC
Brian Boyle

I am 27 years old, and I am the National Volunteer Spokesperson for the American Red Cross. But nine years ago on July 6, 2004, I was a blood recipient after being involved in a near fatal car accident that caused catastrophic injuries.

My Visit With the Students in the Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For the third year, I had the privilege of visiting with the students in the American Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program at the Red Cross...

Red Cross To Withdraw Staff From Afghanistan Following Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact

By Dylan Welch KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is removing some international staff and ...

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

When -- and How -- Did Business Become the Enemy?

John Friedman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Is this just rationalization for not advancing people (or shipping jobs overseas), a justification to avoid feeling guilty about not passing the reigns to a generation champing at the bit for their turn to be in charge, or something more?

The Importance of Donating Blood

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

You don't need a special reason to give blood; you just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Happy Occu-Year 2013!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.

The Brown Cross: A Modern Day Robin Hood

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Michealene Cristini Risley

Six weeks after the storm, wreckage from broken lives was still scattered everywhere. The areas that had been ignored: Red Hook, Rockaway, Staten Island, Coney Island, Brighton -- all of these communities were overwhelmed by damage from the storm.

Red Cross Helping Those in Need During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When Hurricane Sandy was approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, the American Red Cross was already making the preparations to respond to the communities that were in the path of the devastating storm.