Red Cross Leverages Access to FedEx Network for Blood Distribution

Apr 7, 2020 12:30 PM ET
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To manage the distribution of their current available blood supply, Red Cross is using FedEx Priority Alert service in conjunction with their in-kind account.

In just one day last month, they were able to use the account to send out several hundreds of units of blood which has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Red Cross is using their additional access to maintain a sufficient supply of blood products for patients nationwide, whenever and wherever it is needed most.

FedEx is a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross, and a founding member of their Annual Disaster Giving Program.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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