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News April 2009

Gunther von Hagens

'2 for 1' at Body Worlds exhibition

16 Apr 2009

Would you like to see some anatomical wonders? Then take advantage of our special '2 for 1' ticket offer for the new Body Worlds exhibition 'The Mirror of Time' at the O2 in London.

An older woman smiles at a volunteer

A calmer approach to helping people

17 Apr 2009

As British Red Cross volunteers strive to help thousands of people in crisis each year, the organisation is introducing an innovative new programme for providing psychosocial support.

First aid woman with resus dummy

First aid help for drug users

17 Apr 2009

Life can be both hard and hazardous for those living with alcohol or drug addictions – but now an innovative Red Cross project is bringing vital first aid skills to vulnerable people in Northern Ireland.

Young Carers Camping in Wales

I'm a young carer – get me out of here!

22 Apr 2009

The British Red Cross has given ten young people a chance to take a break and learn survival skills in mid Wales.

Man walks through rubble

Italy Earthquake Appeal launched

07 Apr 2009

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help people affected by the powerful earthquake that struck L'Aquila in central Italy yesterday.

Italian Red Cross food distribution after earthquake

Italy recovery will be "long and complex"

17 Apr 2009

Two weeks after the powerful earthquake that struck L’Aquila, Italy, Red Cross volunteers are still hard at work supporting thousands of people left homeless.

Man walks through rubble

Italy’s worst earthquake in nearly 30 years strikes city of L’Aquila

06 Apr 2009

In the early hours of 6 April 2009, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the city of L'Aquila in central Italy.

British Red Cross sign

Alison's story: knock on door saves man's life

29 Apr 2009

A normal working day took an emergency turn as answering the Beckenham Red Cross centre door revealed a young man chocking on a chicken bone.

Woman running

Sally's story: marathon training is plain sailing

While most London Marathon competitors are pounding the dreary, grey streets near their work or homes, Sally Spiers' training regime has been looking rather ship-shape.

Motorbike crash first aid heroes

Sue and Jean's story: novice first aiders help at crash

Just minutes after completing a first aid course, two women witnessed a serious road accident and put their skills straight into action!

Flag of red crystal emblem

Parliament considers increased protection for humanitarian workers

15 Apr 2009

The British Red Cross welcomes the support of the House of Commons as legislation enabling the use of the red crystal emblem continues its passage through Parliament.

People at the East Anglia business continuity forum

Promoting resilience in East Anglia

02 Apr 2009

Sixty emergency services and utilities representatives from across East Anglia came together at a joint Red Cross and NORMIT event in Norwich last week.

People with piles of household goods besides flood water

Threat of cholera outbreak after floods in Namibia

24 Apr 2009

The worst floods in Namibia in decades have forced more than 54,000 people from their homes and thousands living in camps are at risk of waterborne disease.

Nick Young

Will G20 save lives as well as jobs?

01 Apr 2009

As protesters take to the streets, our chief executive, Sir Nicholas Young, speaks about the Red Cross’ hopes for G20.

A woman gives rescue breaths to a man after an accident

Would you save a stranger?

06 Apr 2009

A recent documentary asked the important question – Would you save a stranger? – by looking at real-life violent incidents and the public’s reaction to them.