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Our Mission

American Red Cross Mission

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 Mission of American Red Cross Biomedical Services

To fulfill the needs of the American people for the safest, most reliable and most cost-effective blood services through voluntary donations. 

The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts of service. Our blood donors are ordinary people – high school students, factory and office workers, business executives, parents and grandparents, and people from every walk of life. But they share one thing – a generous spirit, a desire to give back to their community and help others. Blood donors play an integral role in the delivery of modern healthcare. Many life-saving medical treatments and procedures involve blood transfusions and would not be possible without a safe and reliable blood supply.


Every two seconds someone receives a unit of blood. The need is constant. It is our mission to meet that need.