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A look at the new Canadian Red Cross field hospital

This week, the Canadian Red Cross announced its first-ever field hospital, which could be deployed in emergencies, such as in Haiti or Pakistan. Red Cross delegates, including doctors, nurses, logistical and technical experts, were involved in a ...

Red Cross prepares to deploy new field hospital

It looked like a scene out of the movie M*A*S*H in a field at the Brampton Powerade Centre, where a Canadian Red Cross field hospital has been stationed this past week. White tents donning Red Cross emblems were scattered across the field: one a s...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Red Cross Round-up is courtesy of Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross * The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. PAKISTAN: More than three mon...

All a-twitter about CPR

Yesterday, we invited our Twitter friends to join us for a free CPR course as part of CPR month in November. One of our guests, Joallore, also known as @clickflickca shared his experiences with us in this Q-A.Have you ever taken a CPR course before? ...

Knowing CPR is like having life insurance

Yesterday, we invited our Twitter friends to join us for a free CPR course as part of CPR month in November. Our friend John Lepp attended the Red Cross CPR event in Hamilton and he shares his experiences with us here.*Guest blog by: John Lepp I h...

A shout-out to some amazing volunteers

We’d like to congratulate these outstanding volunteers, Judith Irving and Amanda Titus in Saint John, New Brunswick for their recent awards recognizing the humanitarian work they do. Judith Irving received the Humanitarian Award for her work with ...

Teaching CPR with a Twitter twist

The Red Cross Talks team is hosting two FREE CPR Tweetups tomorrow in Toronto and Hamilton, and we are inviting our Twitter friends to join us! Non-Twitter users might be wondering “what’s a Tweetup?” It’s when twits (Twitter users) get together I...

Raising a stink about sanitation

Morning commuters in Sydney, Australia had a bit of a surprise today: toilets out in the open outside a busy subway station. One person sat on each toilet reading, what else, the newspaper. This bit of potty humour was courtesy of our friends at the...

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