As COVID-19 affects people around the world, the Red Cross stays dedicated to continuing its lifesaving work, while adhering to local public health authorities and CDC guidelines. The Red Cross will continue collecting vital blood products to maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages – taking additional safety precautions – for hospital patients in need. The Red Cross will also continue to provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters big and small – as we better equip and ensure training of volunteers and staff during this outbreak to provide food, shelter, comfort and relief supplies, and services safely to those impacted. We are investing in technology and training to make sure we can provide counseling, financial assistance and other relief services virtually.
There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs financial donations to help the organization continue to deliver its lifesaving mission nationwide in the midst of this public health emergency. While COVID-19 is taking center stage in our lives now, we must remember that disasters don’t take a break. Patients don’t stop needing lifesaving blood. And the Red Cross doesn’t stop either.
Here is how you can help:
Make a financial contribution to help the Red Cross continue to deliver its lifesaving mission here locally and nationwide due to this public health emergency by clicking on the donate button at the top right of this page.
Make an appointment to donate blood using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
To learn more about the Red Cross and our lifesaving mission, visit www.redcross.org