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2014-09-09 00:23:23

New Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a...

2014-09-08 23:10:22

In time for Emergency Preparedness Month, LuminAID light provides tips for what to include in an emergency kit. The LuminAID is an innovative solar-powered inflatable light that can be charged in the sun during the day, providing up to 16 hours of LED light at night. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Late summer brings unpredictable weather, even hurricanes and tropical storms. If you’re lucky, you may have a few days to prepare before a disaster strikes, but in most emergency...

2014-09-08 23:00:09

Flexible Rewards Platform Featured on American Red Cross’ New Blood Donor App is the “Rewards Program of the Future” for Retailers, Nonprofits and Consumers. New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 WeWIN, a division of New York City based Axle Digital, will unveil the first API-based (Application Programming Interface) rewards program integrated into a nonprofit’s mobile application during CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014 being held September 9...

2014-09-05 16:22:09

Events in all Five Boroughs Encourage New Yorkers to 'Be Disaster Aware, Make a Plan to Prepare' NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty five percent of New Yorkers do not feel prepared for an emergency, such as a natural disaster, fire, power outage or act of terrorism according to a 2013 survey conducted by the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to...

2014-09-02 12:23:02

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Disney today unveiled a new disaster preparedness video, featuring Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, to help teach kids and families the importance of preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies. The spot will run on Disney Channel as part of National Preparedness Month in September. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "When a disaster strikes, it is critical that the...

2014-08-29 16:21:43

Utility Provides Essential Funding to Napa County Chapter of the Red Cross SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced an increased partnership of $25,000 following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Napa, Calif., on August 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140829/141611 "American Red Cross and PG&E both recognize that natural and human-caused disaster can strike suddenly, at anytime...

2014-08-26 12:28:18

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "This is a great way for Sport...

2014-08-26 08:33:18

North Carolina Marketer and CITGO Sponsor Local Blood Drive RED SPRINGS, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 2, CITGO Marketer John's Fuel Service and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip team hosted an American Red Cross blood drive at the Prospect United Methodist Church in Maxton, N.C. The event attracted more than 30 attendees, who gave one pint of blood each, an exceptional turnout for a rural area. Participants were entertained by CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip hosts Adam and...

2014-08-25 23:09:05

Magpi, formerly DataDyne, releases Magpi 2.0, enhancing the longest running data collection technology in global health and international development. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today announced the release of Magpi 2.0, making it easier and more affordable to create form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. Magpi (formerly DataDyne) was founded in...

2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'