The Red Cross provided blood and blood products to the US Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. That blood, requested by the US Navy, was shipped by the US Navy to their facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Haitian evacuees and patients.
- In addition, the American Red Cross sent a shipment of blood products to the United Nations Mission in Haiti.
To date, the Red Cross has sent more than 100 units of blood and blood products to Haiti and Guantanamo Bay.
- The American Red Cross is meeting the needs of this tragedy through current supplies. At this time we do not anticipate the need for a special donor appeal to support our efforts. As always, blood donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit us online at redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
- The American Red Cross ships blood overseas, if available, at the request of the foreign government involved in the disaster.
- At this point, no specific request has been made by the Haitian government for the American Red Cross to provide blood or blood products to support treatment of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.