March is National Red Cross Month

file8761278420630In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.”

Since then, the Red Cross has helped millions of Americans in times of need. While the organization is probably best known for collecting blood donations, a number of other services are provided through the Red Cross. Just a few of these services include CPR courses, lifeguard training, disaster relief, and support for military families.

Blood Donations Save Lives

Each year, approximately 4 million Americans donate blood with the Red Cross. These donations are responsible for over 40% of America’s blood supply. From cancer patients who require blood during chemotherapy treatments to car accident victims who need emergency transfusions, lives are saved with these donations every single day. Hospitals are always in need of blood donations. If you’d like to donate blood, click here to learn about eligibility requirements and schedule an appointment.

Health and Safety Classes

Do you have young children at home? Are you taking care of an elderly loved one? Do you know how to perform CPR? If the answer is no, you may want to consider getting certified. Over 9 million individuals take part in Red Cross training programs annually. Here are a few to consider:

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Babysitting Safety
  • Swimming & Water Safety

You can see the range of classes offered by the American Red Cross here.

Are you prepared in the case of a natural disaster or other unexpected event? Learn how to be Red Cross Ready with these free guidelines.

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