is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States. In 1869, she went to Europe and became involved in the work of the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian War.It is the designated US affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She determined to bring the organization to America.For more than 50 years, ARC provided allograft tissue for transplant through sales in its Tissue Services Program.
Approximately 500,000 Red Cross volunteers, including Fema Corps and Ameri Corps members, and 30,000 employees annually mobilize relief to people affected by more than 67,000 disasters, train almost 12 million people in necessary medical skills and exchange more than a million emergency messages for U. military service personnel and their family members.
ARC is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals and assists victims of international disasters and conflicts worldwide.
The first chapters opened in upstate New York, where she had connections.
Barton led one of the group's first major relief efforts, a response to the September 4–6, 1881 Great Fire of 1881 (Thumb Fire) in the Thumb region of Michigan. The next major disaster was the Johnstown Flood, which occurred on May 31, 1889.
ARC teaches around 12 million Americans these skills annually, ranging from youth to professional rescuers.
ARC co-led the 2005 Guidelines for First Aid, which aims to provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed first aid training materials.More than 70 percent of ARC red blood cell components undergo prestorage leukoreduction, a filtering process that is done soon after blood is donated. ARC offers cellular therapies; this treatment involves collecting and treating blood cells from a patient or other blood donor.The treated cells are then introduced into a patient to help revive normal cell function, replace cells that are lost as a result of disease, accidents or aging, or to prevent illnesses from appearing.In 2006 the organization had over billion in total revenues.Revenue from blood and blood products alone was over billion.In 1996, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry magazine, released the results of the largest study of charitable and non-profit organization popularity and credibility.