American Red Cross


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A·mer·i·can Red Cross

(ă-mĕr'i-kan red kraws),
The national Red Cross society of the U.S., established by Congress to assist in caring for the sick and wounded to serve as a communications link between members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, to conduct disaster relief and prevention programs, and to perform other humanitarian services, the largest of which is operation of a network of regional blood donation centers providing blood and blood products.

American Red Cross

American organisation which helps vulnerable people and communities around the world prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and health crises; it abides by 7 fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

American Red Cross

A branch of the international philanthropic organization Red Cross Society. It provides emergency aid during civil disasters such as floods and earthquakes, offers humanitarian services for armed forces personnel and their families, and operates centers for collecting and processing blood and blood products.
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The American Red Cross is planning to use Intercept treatment to replace common blood center safety measures, including bacterial detection and gamma irradiation, resulting in simplified logistics and timely release of platelet products.
The company worked with its disaster aid partner to deliver haircare products to people in affected areas and donated funds to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
Delhaize America's Food Lion chain also partnered with the it American Red Cross to accept register and online donations.
The American Red Cross has been assisting those victims of Hurricane Sandy by providing them "essential aid including shelter, meals, basic health care, emotional support and other emergency services."
"The American Red Cross of Alaska works closely with the Alaska Travel Industry Association to throw a signature downtown event."
In response to the recent tornadoes, the NDBN and the Huggies brand have pledged to the American Red Cross that up to one million Huggies brand diapers will be available for distribution to North American families during times of need to ensure they are able to care for their babies and provide the most basic necessities, such as diapers.
Leslie James, the hotel cluster director of sales, said, 'I am pleased to have American Red Cross as a customer and to help our Southwest Atlanta Metro area with awareness of the Camp Creek blood donation centre.
The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.: The restaurant is celebrating the capital's National Cherry Blossom Festival by donating 50 percent of the revenue it receives from its Hanami Hibiscus Cherry Martini cocktail ($19) to the American Red Cross relief efforts.
Survey-takers will also be able to donate accumulated reward balances in their accounts once they have reached the appropriate levels, with uSamp making the 10% match to the American Red Cross.
"In its fifth year the challenge continues to contribute greatly to our community with a total of 1,424 pints collected since the first challenge in 2006," said Joan Bennett, District Manager/Donor Services, American Red Cross. "We are grateful for High Ridge Park's continued support."
Dennis Provencher donating blood at the American Red Cross Center.
The American Red Cross has received $125,000, while CVS has directed $25,000 to Boston-based Partners in Health and $25,000 to Operation Helping Hands, a Miami-based organization that operates a network of health care clinics in Haiti.

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