ABOUT THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back
to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has
truly become the premier humanitarian organization in the
country, committed to provide quality life-saving services
that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent
Filipinos in vulnerable situations.
The story of the
Philippine Red Cross is the story of men and women from all
walks of life who have dedicated themselves to the service
of humanity. It is the tale of hundreds of thousands of
ordinary people who devoted their time and resources to help
the poorest of the poor. Professionally trained and truly
compassionate, these men and women are ready to lend a
helping hand to those in need – whoever, whenever and
wherever they may be.
In all its 63 years of reputable
existence, the Philippine Red Cross has lived through many
changes that were intended to help more people. Where it
used to be involved only in providing blood and in
disaster-related activities, the Philippine Red Cross now
focuses on a holistic approach to uplift the condition of
the most vulnerable. Where it used to offer short-term
palliatives, it now offers a wider array of humanitarian
services ranging from preventive medicine to therapeutic
counseling, to youth leadership.
At present, the
Philippine Red Cross provides six major services: Blood
Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services,
Community Health and Nursing Services, Social Services and
the Volunteer Services. All of them embody the fundamental
principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence,
voluntary service, unity and universality. These values
guide and inspire all Red Cross staff and volunteers, to
whom being a Red Crosser is more than just a philosophy but
a way of life.
Save Lives. Join the Red Cross.
take pride in urging all Filipinos to take part in the
heroism of the Philippine Red Cross by becoming a
full-fledged member, volunteer, or donor. For more
information, please call our hotline at 527-0000 or
browse through our website.