Your blood donation saves lives. Just ask Khris Anderson.

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Your blood donation can save up to three lives. Photo via American Red Cross

When considering giving blood, its one thing to hear the stats. But it’s another thing entirely to hear how blood donations can truly impact a receiver’s life. We spoke with Khris Anderson, an Executive Director of the American Red Cross and a cancer survivor, to hear how blood saved her life.

Make a donation and save lives—find a local blood drive and set up an appointment today.

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Former Red Cross building to be transformed into $28M, 192-room apartment project

The former American Red Cross building in downtown Birmingham will be renovated as affordable housing. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

A vacant five-story, 125,000 square-foot office building on 3rd Avenue North in downtown Birmingham is getting a facelift. New York developer Ed Ticheli is planning to redevelop the former American Red Cross building to fit 192 market rate workforce housing units.

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Discover volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross in Birmingham

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Volunteers old and young help carry out the mission of the Red Cross. Photo via American Red Cross

It’s not an understatement to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Red Cross. Throughout the country, the Red Cross relies on 1 million volunteers each day. We spoke with three local volunteers to see how they help carry out the mission of the Red Cross.

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3 ways the American Red Cross is responding to COVID-19

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The Red Cross offers assistance to families affected by natural disasters. Photo via American Red Cross

When you think of the Red Cross, your mind probably jumps to blood donations. Well, at least mine does. However, the Red Cross does so much more—see how the Red Cross is responding to the COVID-19 crisis both locally and internationally.

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Red Cross to award John Sherman and Birmingham’s Coca-Cola UNITED for training services

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President and CEO John Sherman, III visits the employees in Birmingham’s Coca-Cola bottling facility. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to Coca-Cola UNITED, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling facilities in the United States. I sat down with President and CEO John Sherman, III to learn how the American Red Cross helps each Coca-Cola UNITED employee arrive home safe and sound.

John Sherman will be honored at the American Red Cross Gala on Friday, April 3. To attend, you can purchase tickets online.

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3 ways the Red Cross impacted Birmingham’s General Krulak and how you can help now

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General Krulak cheers on the Birmingham-Southern football team. Photo via Birmingham-Southern College

General Charles Krulak is one of the most influential members of the Birmingham community. I sat down with him to learn about his experience with the American Red Cross throughout the years, and why we should consider donating during the holiday season.

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