Chapter Frequently Asked Questions

How can I donate blood in Southern Nevada?
To find a location to donate blood, or to host a blood drive at your place of business, place of worship, or community space, contact Doug Padgett, American Red Cross Blood Services Donor Recruitment Representative at 702-522-3998 or at doug.padgett@redcross.org.

Where is the Southern Nevada chapter office located?
At 1771 East Flamingo Road, Building B, Suite 206. We are at the southwest corner of Flamingo Road and Spencer Street in the rear building of the Century Park office complex. We also have an all-volunteer staffed office on Nellis Air Force Base.

What communities does the Southern Nevada Chapter serve?
We are responsible for the following areas: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, Sandy Valley, Indian Springs, Good Springs, Overton, Logandale, Moapa, Mesquite, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda Counties.

What kinds of volunteer opportunities does the Southern Nevada Chapter offer?
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including disaster services, Armed Forces Emergency Services, health and safety instructing, community outreach and clerical work. For more information, visit the Volunteer page.

Is the American Red Cross a government agency?
No. The American Red Cross functions independently of the government but works closely with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during times of major crises. It is responsible for giving aid to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and to disaster victims at home and abroad. It does this through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement allowing the Red Cross to stay neutral and impartial.

What health and safety classes are offered at the Southern Nevada Chapter?
We offer adult, infant and child CPR, First Aid, AED, Pet First Aid, Babysitter Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and instructor classes. Go to the "Take a Class" tab to learn more.

What is the biggest disaster threat to the Las Vegas area?
Residential fires affect more Southern Nevadans than any other disaster. We responded to 172 home fires in 2012 – providing food, clothing and temporary shelter to affected families. Nationally, fires account for 92 percent of all Red Cross disaster responses. Red Cross chapters across the country helped families affected by nearly 70,000 disasters last year. Although fire kills more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined, two-thirds of those who responded to a Red Cross survey last year ranked floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and mudslides as greater threats than home fires.