The international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers.
The movement consists of several different organisations that are legally independent from each other, but they are united within the movement through basic common principles, objectives, symbols, statues....
Henry Dunant was the person to found the Red Cross in 1863 in Switzerland.
The main head office is situated in Washington D.C., America.
What kinds of things can you donate to them? Materials, monay and blood.
Whole blood is the most common type of donation. It is separated into transfusable components: red cells, plasma, platelets...
They only accept "Bulk Donations" which mean big bulks of one kind of material needed- water, blankets, diapers and paper products.
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters. The vast majority are made from home fires.