Who We Are

The American Red Cross at Vanderbilt is one of the largest Red Cross campus clubs in the United States. We commit to extend the mission of the American Red Cross to Vanderbilt University and carries many Red Cross pilot projects from the National Youth Council. We work very closely with Red Cross Nashville Chapter to provide health and safety training opportunities, disaster training opportunities, international service educations, and to sponsor blood drives. We also work closely with Office of Active Citizenship and Service and other service organizations to do various community services in Nashville. Most importantly, we offer everyone a direct opportunity to save lives and to live a fulfilling life! Please join us, right now, right here!

About the Red Cross

Consider this:

  • 200 times a day, American Red Cross volunteers help a family who lost everything in a house fire or other disaster.
  • 475 times a day, the Red Cross connects men and women who serve in the armed forces with their families.
  • 21,000 times a day, someone receives a blood transfusion from a Red Cross donor.
  • 43,000 times a day, a person receives life-saving Red Cross health, safety and preparedness training.
  • 290,000 times a day, a child receives a measles vaccination from the Red Cross and our partners.
  • In less time than it took to read these statements, 150 lives were saved or served by the Red Cross.

–Gail McGovern, “Navigating a Nonprofit through Turbulent Economic Waters.” July 21, 2009.

The American Red Cross is

  • The nation’s premier emergency response organization
  • The second most recognized brand in the world
  • Provider of neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war and devastating natural disasters
  • The largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States (over 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross each year!)
  • A network of more than 700 local chapters, 36 blood services regions, and over half a million volunteers, among which over 169,000 are youth and young adults
  • Part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies that helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people

The American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort form military members and their families; the collection, processing, and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.