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Photo of the Day: Red Cross youth of yesteryear

Today’s photo is from the archives at our Toronto Region office. These kids were members of their Canadian Junior Red Cross club at Pape Avenue Public School in Toronto. The date of this image is unknown (we’re guessing it’s about 60 years-old) but...

Photo of the Day: Preventing the spread of malaria

Today’s photo is courtesy of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Today is World Malaria Day – a day to bring awareness about a disease that affects millions lives and negatively impacts entire communities throughout the world. ...

Disaster robots – need we say more?

The American Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced that it’s challenging tech-geeks to invent a new robot to help respond during emergencies. To sweeten the deal, the designer of the winning robot will receive a whoppin...

Photo of the Day: Seeing the faces that make Red Cross

  Earlier this week, we told you about the “Hometown Heroes: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Volunteers” photo exhibition that the Canadian Red Cross in Ontario was launching during National Volunteer Week. Yesterday, the exhibition was officially un...

Don’t worry, be happy, and help your heart

Staying positive is not just good for your frame of mind but possibly also your heart. The Harvard School of Public Health recently reviewed more than 200 studies and found that staying upbeat appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease a...

Some faces of Hometown Heroes

Every day, Red Cross volunteers make incredible and selfless contributions to our organization to help make a difference in their communities. Our volunteers aren’t searching for any accolades, but for the people they assist, they are truly heroes. ...

Tech Talk: Super bacteria-killing flashlight could save lives in disasters

*Red Cross Tech Talk looks at different technology or social media tools that pertain to the work we do at the Red Cross. Have an idea? Please let us know!A handheld flashlight that can sterilize wounds in disaster zones by shooting plasma? This migh...

Food Friday: Chocolate meets first aid

*Every Friday is all about food on Red Cross Talks – everything from Red Cross inspired recipes to emergency food tips and solutions. This week, Food Friday is a day early because of the long weekend. It’s once again chocolate season! And if you are ...

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