Programs & Services

Your Red Cross Greater New York Region is here to help you prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening emergencies by providing the following services:

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Emergency Services

Nearly 12 New Yorkers are displaced by disaster every day in Greater New York––the Red Cross is always there 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to provide emergency and recovery relief.

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Preparedness Health & Safety Services

Helping New Yorkers prepare for and respond to emergencies is vital to the core mission of the American Red Cross. Each year, the Greater New York region trains as many as 600,000 New Yorkers to prepare for emergencies, prevent injuries and respond effectively when emergencies strike. Classes include: CPR/AED Training (Adult, Child, Infant), First Aid, Aquatics and Caregiving.

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Community Preparedness

Emergencies can strike quickly, without warning, and at any time. Year after year, the American Red Cross in Greater New York provides more than 45,000 New Yorkers with emergency preparedness information and training through community outreach programs and special presentations.

Blood Donations

Blood Services

American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves as the bridge between generous blood donors and thousands of patients who need blood transfusions to survive an illness or accident by supporting drives to collect and distribute blood. Give the gift of life by making an appointment to donate blood today.

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Volunteer Services

Every day, the volunteers of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region are empowered to perform extraordinary acts in their community through the organization’s life-changing work. The American Red Cross in Greater New York’s humanitarian work would not be possible without the thousands of dedicated New Yorkers from a myriad of backgrounds who come together to help their neighbors when they need it most.

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Service to the Armed Forces

The American Red Cross in Greater New York Red Cross proudly carries on Clara Barton's tradition through the Services to the Armed Forces program, which serves as a critical line of communication between the U.S. military and their families. We also provide family counseling, social service referrals and may provide financial assistance in emergencies.

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Restoring Family Links

The American Red Cross in Greater New York, in partnership with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, offers worldwide tracing services for family members whose lines of communication have been broken as a result of armed conflict, natural disaster or vulnerabilities such as age or ill health.