The official account of the American Red Cross.

Washington, DC
Joined June 2007
Help ensure blood is on the shelves for emergencies. Come to give blood or platelets now until December 16 for a chance at a private hometown screening of @thematrixmovie. Learn more: rdcrss.org/3phc2a3 #TheMatrix
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We recently shared a story from @washingtonpost about a veteran's quest to find Red Cross 'Donut Dollies' that touched his life during the Vietnam War. Guess what? They have been found and were able to reconnect with the veteran. ⬇️
Our story of a vet’s 50-year quest to find & thank two “Donut Dollies” of the Vietnam War drew hundreds of tips, tearful calls & emails. With help from the great @alice_crites we found them wapo.st/3p8ikIM
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Want to know who should get a #Covid19 booster shot and when? See this info from the @CDC. 👇🏽
CDC is strengthening its recommendation on #COVID19 vaccine booster doses. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after initial J&J vaccine. Learn more: bit.ly/3mrK4Z5.
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When Hermaine and her family took refuge at a Red Cross evacuation center during a hurricane, something as simple as a blanket provided the comfort and care they needed. Make a $25 donation and help provide warm blankets during a disaster. Tap here: rdcrss.org/32uhDSD
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When you donate $50, you can help give someone a full day of shelter after a disaster. This includes meals, blankets, cots, snacks and everyday personal hygiene items they had to leave behind like toothbrushes: rdcrss.org/3p40RkQ #GivingTuesday #GiveWithMeaning
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Your donation will go twice as far this #GivingTuesday! Until midnight ET, @CocaColaCo will match your donation (up to $250k). Tap here to make an impact: rdcrss.org/319FXZo #GiveWithMeaning
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“Now that I know I can donate blood and people can benefit from it, I will keep donating to help those people.” Read how Alix, an Army veteran, discovered he can still donate blood even as a sickle cell trait carrier 👉🏽 rdcrss.org/3r9FNMB
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✔️ String lights ✔️ Tinsel ✔️ Accent pillows As you deck your halls this season with holiday decor, keep these helpful tips in mind to stay safe 👇🏽 rdcrss.org/3DPoWBT
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Even our pets deserve a special treat on #Thanksgiving2021. Download the Red Cross Pet First Aid app for advice on everyday pet emergencies.👇🏽
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🤎 GIVING THANKS 🧡 to all the Red Cross volunteers, donors and partners across the country and around the world who work tirelessly to support our mission. We're so grateful for you! #HappyThanksgiving
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Before Red Crosser Audrey headed back to the States for school, she decided to roll up her sleeves to help Afghan evacuees at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. She provided evacuees with items like baby formula, clothing and more. We're grateful for volunteers like her. ❤️
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"We were on borrowed time while waiting for the blood to arrive." Jenapher was in dire need of blood following the birth of her baby. She made a promise to herself to donate blood when she was able. Three months later, she donated her first pint of blood. rdcrss.org/3DNGL4m
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Before you start deep-frying that turkey for #Thanksgiving, keep in mind these important safety tips. 👇🏽
How to avoid an explosive Thanksgiving when deep frying your turkey. 🦃 bit.ly/3p6x7E7
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Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires and one way they can happen is by frying a turkey. Following simple tips like these is one way to keep things safe. ⬇️ #EndHomeFires
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How it was. ➡️ How it's going. These photos are more than 50 years apart but our mission to support those in need and alleviate suffering remains the same. #ThenandNow
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#TuesdayThoughts: This is why you should get trained in a lifesaving skill ⬇️ 12-year-old Wendi Shilts used the skills she learned in a Red Cross Babysitting course to save her sister's life who was having a seizure in the pool. Read the full story here: rdcrss.org/3l3rwNj
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Following severe flooding in Washington, our Red Crossers and regional CEO are on the ground surveying damage and helping where it's needed most.
Today, our Regional CEO Alex Dieffenbach drove through areas hit hardest by floods. He stopped in to visit our #RedCross shelters and helped deliver snacks and supplies. ⛑ We know that it’s a long road to recovery, & we will continue to provide as much comfort & care possible❤️
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