What We Do
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter, and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
- Every 60 seconds, 20 people are assisted by the American Red Cross in the U.S.
- 13,000 times a day, the Red Cross needs blood donations.
- 170 times a day, Red Cross workers help a family affected by a home fire or other disaster.
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