The Red Cross mission to provide humanitarian relief expands beyond our well-known and respected disaster response efforts. It also involves our standing as the nation’s leading blood supplier and as the gold standard for lifesaving training. Our ability to provide expert care and guidance in all our mission services is led by top experts in the fields of public health, biomedical, and emergency science.
Explore how Red Cross knowledge and innovation advances important therapies, practices, and research to help communities across the nation.
Public Health and Safety Insights
The American Red Cross data repository of demographic, humanitarian crisis and safety, and other health data helps promote public health and safety. This data initiative strives to educate the public, aid in the development of health and governmental policies, and further clinical and outcomes research.
Red Cross scientists and physicians engage in scientific studies with a particular focus on mechanisms underlying and preventing infectious complications, development and use of diagnostic tests, and driving innovation in blood products. Effective analysis of data will support our goal to establish tomorrow’s transfusion therapies to achieve better patient care.
Behind every Red Cross training program stands the Scientific Advisory Council - a team of experts dedicated to ensuring the training curriculum is based on the latest and best emergency science. The council, a member panel of nationally recognized medical, scientific, aquatics, and academic experts is the reason why individuals, corporations, and healthcare providers choose the Red Cross for their training needs.