American Red Cross

Charity Category: Disaster Relief

Red Cross disaster relief, one of many services, focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs.
Disaster Services:The mission of American Red Cross Disaster Services is to ensure nationwide disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation, and response that will provide the American people with quality services delivered in a uniform, consistent, and responsive manner.Blood Services:As the most visible division of Biomedical Services, Blood Services is touching more lives than ever before. The use of current medical technologies allows us to provide the nation with a variety of blood products that are as safe as possible. And today, we continue setting new standards for safety and quality.Tissue Services:The Red Cross provides nearly one fifth of the nation's tissue for transplantation. Since 1982, the Red Cross has provided lifesaving and life-enhancing tissue (heart valve, skin, ligament, tendon, bone, major blood vessel, fascia- muscle covering) to more than 600,000 people.Plasma Services:A leader in the plasma industry, the Red Cross provides more than one quarter of the nation's plasma products. Red Cross Plasma Services seeks to provide the American people with plasma products which are not only reliable and cost-effective, but also as safe as possible.Where It Is Needed Most:Your gift will support the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies.