Every March, we honor those who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible.
We invite you to join us by attending an event, volunteering, giving blood, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial donation.
The Red Cross is here for you. Please call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) - 24 hours a day.
Information on blood drives, blood donation appointments as well as your personal blood donor account can be found on our Red Cross Blood website (click the link below). You may also call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
We provide help for members of the military, veterans and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Call 1-877-272-7337 (24 hours a day) or click below to learn more.
The Red Cross offers classes in: CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, learn to swim, water safety and more. Click below to learn more.
For questions about classes or certification cards you may also call: 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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Request Red Cross at Community Events
The American Red Cross strives to build strong and sustainable relationships with diverse communities in the National Capital Area. Our volunteers, programs and services reach thousands of people with disaster preparedness materials and other lifesaving information. To make a request to have the American Red Cross at your event, please submit an online request here.
Help people affected by disasters big and small.
Your time and talent can make a real difference in people's lives.
Host a charity stream by playing your favorite video games, or be creative and start your own fundraiser.
The Central Maryland Chapter serves 1.9 million people and is led by Executive Director Misty Bruce. In collaboration with a robust volunteer base, dedicated Board of Directors, and highly knowledgeable staff Misty leverages more than two decades of humanitarian work, to maximize operational excellence while delivering the unwavering mission of the American Red Cross. Taking pride in her ability to create thriving community partnerships, nurture complex relationships and grow programs geared toward resilience, Misty strives to make a positive community impact and alleviate human suffering. During free time, she can be found hiking, gardening, reading, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering in the community. Please feel free to reach out to her personally with questions or concerns.
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