About Us

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About Our Region

The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross provides vital services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals and services to the armed forces.

In Fiscal Year 2016, your Red Cross helped by:

  • Responding to emergencies
  • 2,100+ responses to local disaster incidents
    6,700+ people received disaster assistance

  • Increasing health, safety and community disaster preparedness
  • 21,300+ smoke alarms installed
    5,000+ children reached through the Pillowcase Project
    50,000+ people trained in lifesaving skills, such as first aid, CPR and water safety

  • Services the Armed Forces, veterans and their families
  • 9,000+ cases were carried out, providing reporting and communication services for 3,450 military families
    33,620+ military personnel and family members received pre-deployment briefings
    6,470+ animal visitations were conducted

  • Providing lifesaving blood
  • 137,000+ units of blood distributed to local hospitals
    2,000+ community sponsored blood drives
    49,000+ blood and platelet donors

  • Volunteers
  • 4,000+ people are proud to call themselves Red Cross volunteers