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CHARLOTTE — As North Carolinians prepare for snow, ice and sleet over the MLK holiday weekend, the Red Cross urges residents to stay safe and warm by following safety and travel tips.

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CHARLOTTE — The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions  about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. 

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CHARLOTTE — The Red Cross encourages to the community to resolve to volunteer in the New Year.

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CHARLOTTE — In 2021, people in the Greater Carolinas Region and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

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CHARLOTTE — Disaster trained volunteers from the Greater Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross are deploying to support relief efforts following tornadoes that devastated multiple states over the weekend.

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CHARLOTTE — This Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9), the Greater Carolinas Region urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.

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CHARLOTTE—The Red Cross is providing a safe place to stay and meals for individuals impacted by flooding and severe storms as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred passed through our region on Tuesday.

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CHARLOTTE — The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred are expected to bring heavy rains to the Greater Carolinas Region in the coming days, and the American Red Cross is ready to respond should the storm impact our region. In addition to heavy rainfall, potential threats include flash flooding and mudslides.

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The warm weather has arrived, the perfect time to take a dip in a pool or visit a water park or the seashore. The American Red Cross recommends steps you should take to help stay safe around the water, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHARLOTTE — Today, the American Red Cross of Greater Carolinas will launch a virtual, three-part series happening throughout the month to raise awareness around blood transfusion needs for patients living with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is one of the few treatments to help alleviate the pain of this disease. For these patients, the blood donor match is more specific.

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Richmond County Health Departm…

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