About American Red Cross
Each day, thousands of people people just like you provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.
We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money, and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.
The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavorsin its international and national capacityto prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for human beings. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, and lasting peace amongst all peoples.