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The Red Cross empowers people to perform extraordinary acts in the face of emergencies and disasters.

Whether by providing shelter and food during disasters, teaching lifesaving skills, including first aid and CPR, collecting blood, supporting America's military members, veterans and their families, or helping people across the globe, the Red Cross is how citizens can put their compassion into action.

The Red Cross is committed to being inclusive with its services, staff and volunteers, and offers vital resources for people with access and functional needs in case of emergency. The Red Cross strives to provide people of all abilities with a way to get, or give help, when they need it most.

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The Red Cross strives to ensure they reflect the diverse communities they serve. For assistance while seeking employment, call the Red Cross accommodation hotline at: (202) 303-8648

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Donate Blood


Every year the Red Cross collects 6.5 million units of blood from roughly four million generous donors to save lives and benefit the people who need it most − and donations are always in high demand.

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This Red Cross disaster preparedness guide provides people with access and functional needs, and their caregivers, with information on how to plan for emergency situations.

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