SparkPeople American Red Cross Team Messageboard Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization SparkPeople American Red Cross Team Messageboard Perks of Donating Blood <BR> <link><BR>/wellness_articles.asp?id=2082&amp;page=2 </link> Mon, 5 Mar 2018 10:08:46 EST Red Cross is Number 1 in SparkAmerica Yeah! Even though we don't chat much on this group, our points from exercising and spinning the bonus wheel are adding up to keep this important charity as number one in SparkAmerica! Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:09:47 EST TX - Harvey Anyone deploying to TX to help with Hurricane Harvey? Heavily considering going myself. Would like to have team support for trying to eat/exercise despite the conditions of stress and packaged food in the situation. Maybe we Sparkies could meet up if in the same area? Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:03:02 EST Hello Team Red Cross <em>524</em> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day to members. <em>26</em> <BR> I've just joined this team today; and joined SP about 3wks ago. <BR> I became a Red Cross Volunteer a little less than 1 year ago. I've enjoyed it, but then went back to work full time 6 mos ago, so am not volunteering as much of late. <BR> Best wishes for success to you all in your reasons for being here at Spark People! ! <em>381</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:18:54 EST Hi There! Hi My name is Stefanie, and I am new to this is towards the end of my first week. I need to loose 60 lbs and my Body fat is around 37, and needs to be 18, so working hard. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:50:16 EST Intro Hi, I thought i'd join this team when I read you could choose a #1 charity you admired. For me that is the Red Cross. I used to donate blood all the time in the Netherlands but here in the US they don't want my blood because I was in Europe over half of my life. Which is a pity but I also understand we don't want to make people ill. <BR> <BR> I admire that the Red Cross gives help to anyone needing it, not depending on partner choice, religion, or anything else. That is what a charity shou... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:36:24 EST Tosha Good morning and have a outstanding day. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:02:50 EST Team Goals Here we are at the end of the month of June and we are doing FANTASTIC on our team goals: <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day 1,493 / 1,200 (124%) <BR> <BR> Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month 172,838 / 170,000 (102%) <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:53:55 EST Hi Hi Everyone.. <BR> I am new to this team! I am a volunteer for the Red Cross, in Massachusetts. I am a volunteer on the DAT, as well as give blood through out the year! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:32:58 EST Howdy all Howdy all. I started donating blood around Katrina but it wasn't because of Katrina. My mom needed a blood transfusion but I wasn't able to get to where she was so I donated with her in mind as someone else donated. I've been donating ever since - I think I just past the 5 gallon mark but it sure doesn't seem that long. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:06:15 EST Blood Facts and Statistics Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. <BR> More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. <BR> A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. <BR> The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints. <BR> The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O. <BR> The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs. <BR> Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 ba... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:27:59 EST Show your support on SparkPeople Non-Profit Teams Here’s How: <BR> <BR> 1. Join this team. <BR> 2. On your Sparkpeople Start Page, scroll halfway down the page to Step 3 Community & Spark Team Check-In. Click SparkAmerica Team Bonus Points. <BR> 3. Every day when you spin the SparkPoints wheel, take a minute and click the pennant flag for Red Cross. This will earn points for you and for the team to move us up the leaderboards. You can read more at this link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=195... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:51:33 EST I'm back! Is anyone still here? I'm back. I'm going to try to track my exercise and nutrition again and to participate in the teams. I hope some of you join me and start posting here! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:59:25 EST Hello I give blood to the American Red Cross as much as I can and saw this group so I decided to join it. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:43:08 EST Hello from Virginia Hello, <BR> <BR> Saw this team and decided to sign on. I'm a disaster services volunteer in Norfolk VA. Love Crossfit and currently playing soccer. Staying fit definitively helps with the long nights we sometimes have. <BR> <BR> Hope all is well. Here's a link to the chapter I belong too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> -Angie Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:29:23 EST Please Join SparkAmerica Planned Parenthood! In response to Susan G. Komen's decision to stop funding breast cancer screening through Planned Parenthood, I am leaving their SparkAmerica team. I have created a Planned Parenthood team to compete in the Non-Profit SparkAmerica Challenge. <BR> <BR> Please join the SparkAmerica Planned Parenthood team and help us rise on the non-profit leaderboard! Ask your friends to join us on our team! Show Susan G. Komen that you support breast cancer screenings and reproductive health services provided... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:32:37 EST Sorry for inactivity . . . Sorry for my inactivity lately. I hope members are still recording their fitness minutes to help us in SparkAmerica! I'd love to hear from some of you. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:05:43 EST Red Cross helping Japan "To respond to the needs of those concerned about relatives in the affected regions International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is encouraging those living overseas to make use of its restoring family links web page:" <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> "Those who want to help can go to and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:38:25 EST How are You Changing Your Plans for 2011? Now that I made it through the holidays, I'm more motivated to work on strength training and aerobic exercise. I started the 28-Day Challenge to help me stay motivated. <BR> <BR> What are your health and fitness plans for the new year? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:14:14 EST About Red Cross . . . From the American Red Cross website: <BR> <BR> "About Us <BR> <BR> "Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of pre... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:21:23 EST Ask friends to join Red Cross! Help our team rise on the LeaderBoards at SparkAmerica by getting new members to track their fitness minutes for our team. Invite your friends to join Red Cross. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 08:35:19 EST How many Fitness Points Did You Earn Today? Our fitness minutes help Red Cross move up the leaderboards at Spark America. <BR> <BR> 9/23/2010 <BR> 60 minutes strength training <BR> 30 minutes cardio <BR> <BR> 9/24/2010 <BR> 60 minutes strength training <BR> 10 minutes cardio <BR> <BR> I hope to get a walk in this this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> 120 minutes hiking up the Emiquon bluff with camera and monopod. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:46:23 EST