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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

*Written by 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. SRI LANKA: Since the reserves in and around Nugelanda...

Preventing cholera through songs and education

Check out this video for a look at how Red Cross volunteers are reaching out to Haitians to share important health messages that will help prevent the spread of cholera. So far, the Red Cross has set up one cholera treatment centre in Arcahie, no...

Discovering a Red Cross treasure

When we normally clean out our closets, we tend to find items we think are junk:  perhaps old smelly shoes; that blender that stopped working five months ago; that one birthday gift you’ve been meaning to regift etc. But, when Judy Hawley of Calga...

My first aid training saved my daughter

Just recently, Laura Edwards, a First Aid Co-ordinator in York Region, got a call from her daughter’s daycare that two-year-old Katelyn was having an allergic reaction to a bug bite.  Laura credits her first aid training for, quite possibly, saving h...

Songs from Haiti

Guest blog by Christine Hwang, Red Cross delegate to Haiti. Christine recently returned from a six-week mission to Haiti where she worked in a Red Cross hospital. [gallery columns="2"] The children are excited to see us.  “Pick me! Pick me!” th...

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