A Little Blood Goes a Long Way

by Emily Garibian, Red Cross L.A. Region Communications Dept. Summer Intern This summer, I had the opportunity to attend the National Charity League Blood Drive at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (#FightOn)! At the blood drive, I was live tweeting and had the chance to meet all the courageous and fearless donors who took time out of their Sunday to donate blood. Fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood during the summer months, which is why...

What We’ve Learned

When we started this project, we thought that the goal would be to give our readers the opportunity to learn about the many different faces of the Red Cross - to provide information about all of our programs, services, and mission that were outside most people’s perception that the Red Cross is only about blood donations and responding to a disaster. But something else happened in those 31 days.  We, the writers and staff here at the Red...

International Services: A program that Helps Vulnerable Communities Around the world

Just so you get the idea, here are the numbers. In 2013, more than 100 million people were helped by the American Red Cross through disaster response and community-based programs, 73 countries were provided international assistance, and a total of 1.1 billion children had been vaccinated against measles and rubella after 12 years of hard work. We work around the clock and around the world to help vulnerable communities prepare for, respond to,...

Seven Fundamental Principles – Unity

Unity, one of Seven Fundamental Principles, states there can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country, that it must be open to all, and that it must conduct its work throughout its territory. There are 189 countries. In the United States, like in all of these countries, there is One Red Cross. Imagine the confusion if that were not the case. Imagine if more than one organization claimed to be a nation's Red Cross, or if...

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