A lesson from childhood “Sounded the Alarm” for this Red Cross volunteer

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer American Red Cross volunteers come from many backgrounds, professions, and demographics and show up ready to work with different motivations. Whether it is the desire to make a difference, a way to network … Continue reading

One Man’s Dedication: The Joseph DeRosa Legacy

By Sue Wilson, Red Cross Community Volunteer The lifeblood of the Red Cross is its volunteers, and in particular, its blood donors. Joseph DeRosa was the definition of lifeblood, having donated an astounding 165 pints of blood in his lifetime.  … Continue reading

The forgotten gift of service of the military child

By: Sue Wilson, American Red Cross Volunteer When most of us think of military service, the first thing that comes to mind is the men and women in uniform who selflessly chose to serve our country. We pass them in … Continue reading

Giving blood gives time to those fighting cancer

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer February 4, 2021- If you or someone you love have gone through a health scare of any kind, you know firsthand how your perspective changes in the blink of an eye. When my … Continue reading

Husband and wife make convalescent plasma donation a family affair

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer August 28, 2020- You may have heard the term “convalescent plasma” as a potential treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are curious about it. Simply put, convalescent plasma comes from patients who have recovered … Continue reading

Seeking hero volunteers: The need is great; the reward, greater

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer July 20, 2020- It has been a tumultuous 2020 so far. A global pandemic, waves of protests for social justice, a massive economic downturn and a volatile political environment in an election year. … Continue reading

Experienced nurse makes time to step outside caregiver role to volunteer for Red Cross

Note: To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we are featuring profiles of some of the volunteers who help the Red Cross fulfill its mission in Northern Ohio By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer April 24, 2020- The worldwide pandemic has … Continue reading

Heroes honored for ‘Acts of Courage’ in Akron

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer March 6, 2020- I’ve had the privilege of serving on the board for  the Summit, Portage and Medina County Red Cross for nine years. As part of that, I’ve been honored to emcee … Continue reading

An extra day to make a difference

Leap year provides opportunity to help others By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer February 26, 2020- The American Red Cross responds to needs in our community 365 days a year. But this year it’s 366 days. Yes, there’s an … Continue reading

Happy first day of winter!

Helpful tips to keep you safe during the longest season in NEO By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer December 21, 2019- Although December 21st is the first official day of winter, Northeast Ohio has already experienced enough frigid days … Continue reading