During National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, the American Red Cross celebrates and honors the many Hispanic and Latino volunteers, donors and employees who make our lifesaving mission possible.
Whether it’s responding to a home fire in the middle of the night, rolling up a sleeve to give the gift of life, supporting military families through the unique challenges of service, or saving someone’s life with vital skills like first aid and CPR, members of diverse Hispanic and Latino communities provide help and hope every day.
HOW YOU CAN HELP We are grateful for everyone’s dedication to make a lifesaving difference for those we serve. If you would like to join us, there are many ways you can help:
Make an appointment to give blood or platelets now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The American Red Cross is currently experiencing a national blood shortage and donors of all blood types are urgently needed, especially for an emergency need of platelets and Type O blood.
Become a volunteer by going to redcross.org/VolunteerToday to learn more about our most-needed positions, including those for helping people affected by disasters and supporting our Biomedical services to provide lifesaving blood to patients in need.
Prepare yourself and your family for emergencies by taking three simple steps: Get a kit, make a plan and stay informed. Visit redcross.org/prepare to learn more and take action now during National Preparedness Month, so you know how to protect your loved ones from disasters that are becoming more frequent and intense because of the climate crisis. You can also learn lifesaving skills like CPR, first aid and how to use an AED by signing up for a class at redcross.org/TakeAClass.