Red Cross

Media for Red Cross Blood Drives

WXXV is partnering with the American Red Cross as part of the Media for Red Cross Blood Drives taking place at multiple locations across the Coast this week. Today, blood…

Katrina Memorial Blood Drive opening day

A steady stream of people went through the doors of the Randolph Senior Center in Pass Christian today to give blood in recognition of Hurricane Katrina’s 15th anniversary. In total, 81 appointments were made to donate blood for the first…

Katrina Memorial Blood Drive kicks off tomorrow

The 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall is this Saturday and the American Red Cross is continuing to honor those on the Coast who were impacted by the storm through acts of service. The Katrina Memorial Blood Drive started the…

Plasma donations helping COVID-19 patients

The Red Cross has been stepping up in the fight against COVID-19 in numerous ways, but they can’t do it alone and need your help. In coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Red Cross is seeking people…

Red Cross testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

Yesterday the American Red Cross began testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. During these unprecedented times officials with the Red Cross hope that testing for COVID-19 antibodies will provide donors with insight into whether they may…

Red Cross begins antibody testing today

The American Red Cross has announced all blood donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Testing began today for anyone donating blood, platelets, or plasma and will continue for several months. The Red Cross says this will help people learn…

Red Cross assessing the damage from Cristobal

The Red Cross is currently assessing all of the damage left behind across the state by Cristobal. The American Red Cross shelters and feeds people after a disaster. There was not a lot of demand for those services in the…

Local volunteers help with flooding

The Red Cross has sent more than 80 volunteers to help combat the effects of the disastrous flooding. Most of the volunteers who are currently helping are from the Coast. The Red Cross is focusing on their shelters in Jackson…

Biloxi man honored for lifesaving efforts

One Biloxi man received a big honor today in recognition for his lifesaving efforts. American Red Cross volunteer Cliff Boyer rendered lifesaving aid to a fellow volunteer who fell from a truck and hit his head while on disaster relief…

Donations needed for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Several hundred local volunteers and staff with the Red Cross are on standby waiting to be deployed over these next few weeks. Officials with the Red Cross tell us that this will be a long-term recovery effort and they will…

Shelter Fundamentals Training at the Red Cross

In times of disaster, there are some volunteers on the front lines ready to help. Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, our local Red Cross held a training session today for shelter fundamentals. These two hour training sessions help volunteers know what…

Tips from the Red Cross to Prepare for Dorian

The American Red Cross isn't taking any chances as Dorian approaches. Our local Red Cross and other branches of the nonprofit are making storm preparations, ready to deploy to any areas Dorian might affect, but also keeping locals in mind…

Red Cross efforts in Southeast Mississippi

Over the weekend, the Coast felt impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. The hardest hit areas with high winds and flooding include Hancock, Forrest, and Jones counties. The Southeast Mississippi Red Cross chapter worked around the clock to lend a helping…

Mobile Red Cross blood drive in Gulfport

Some people rolled up their sleeves today in Gulfport to help the Red Cross save lives across the nation. The Red Cross set up a mobile blood drive center next to Chick-Fil-A on Highway 49 for five hours, allowing residents…

The Media for Red Cross Blood Drive

This week you can roll up your sleeves and save a life by donating at the Media for Red Cross Blood Drive. You can donate until 6 p.m. today at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus, from…

Media for Red Cross Blood Drive

The Media for Red Cross Blood Drive is coming up and you can do your part to save lives through blood donations. Blood drive dates are June 26th through the 29th. Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor…

Tornado and flood response in Jackson County

Red Cross volunteers have responded to a tornado in Gautier and flash flooding in the Pascagoula area. Other Red Crossers are responding to weather events in the Hattiesburg and Petal area. No other information available at this time.

Red Cross training volunteers

South Mississippi residents are taking the extra step to help out the Lone Star state and are training to become Red Cross volunteers. The American Red Cross in Gulfport offered ‘just in time’ classes for those interested in becoming Red…