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Telling the stories of heroes among us in Northern Ohio

Nov 23, 2021

Adrienne Kapr-Ford, a Disaster Mental Health Supervisor, explains the role of the DMH worker.  She also explains how her volunteer Red Cross career began on the Disaster Action Team, responding to the immediate aftermath of home fires.  And she discusses the heartbreak of counselling people who have lost everything...

Oct 19, 2021

Glinda Dames-Fincher, who has lived with sickle cell disease all her life, advocates for expanding the blood donor pool with more diverse donors, in order to help those with sickle cell and other diseases.

Sep 14, 2021

Laura Mattimoe, Michelle Nieswender, Kathy Bankowski and Beth Orgel - all volunteers from Northwest Ohio - talk about their recent experience helping people affected by the wildfires in California.

Aug 17, 2021

With many experts predicting an active wildfire and hurricane season, the American Red Cross is preparing to help people who will be forced to flee their homes.  In this episode, we hear from Mike Parks, Regional CEO of the Red Cross of Northern Ohio; Tim O'Toole, Regional Disaster Officer; Renee Palagyi, Regional...

Jul 1, 2021

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Jim McIntyre and Christy Peters of the American Red Cross of Northern Ohio are joined by Dr. Christine Schmotzer, Vice Chair of...