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Red Cross volunteers and staff continue to deliver vital support

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(American Red Cross-NMI Chapter) — The Red Cross has been working closely with its NMI government partners and other non-profit organizations over the past several weeks by providing support to frontline workers involved with the Covid-19 response.


"We have given out more than 3,500 hand sanitizers to DFEMS, DCCA, Karidat, Center for living Independently, NAP, HSEM, Ports Police and others," said JD Tenorio, Red Cross disaster program manager. In addition, the Red Cross has provided hundreds of hygiene supplies including toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, shampoo to those quarantined in shelters at Kanoa Resort and PIC.


“Covid-19 is impacting our entire community as well as the way in which Red Cross delivers programs here and around the nation. Despite these challenges we continue to collect lifesaving blood in the mainland for our mothers giving birth, cancer patients and many others with critical needs at CHCC,” said John Hirsh, NMI chapter executive director.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the Red Cross to help identify prospective plasma donors who are fully recovered from Covid-19. Recovered patients have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus, and this FDA-funded effort is evaluating this convalescent plasma as a treatment for patients who are seriously ill with Covid-19.

Whether it’s relief and comfort after disasters, critical blood and blood products for CHCC, emergency assistance to military members and their families, or support for worldwide response efforts of the global Red Cross network, the American Red Cross and its NMI chapter remain committed to delivering ongoing support for those we serve, every day.

For more information about the Red Cross, call 234-3459 or go to www.redcross.org/nmi

 

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