2116 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Leslie Schaffer, Executive Director
The American Red Cross of Central Iowa provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. More than 200 area residents volunteer responding to disasters and teaching children and families how to stay safe.
Service areas include:
- Disaster Services
- Health & Safety Services
- Emergency Communications to the Armed Forces and their families
To make your family safer:
- Call 1-800-RedCross, 641-753-3317 or access redcross.org (take a class - enter zip code) to enroll in Red Cross CPR, First Aid or Automated External Defibrillator Training.
- Check out the Red Cross water safety, life guarding and summer swim programs.
- Secure disaster preparedness info (fires, floods, tornadoes, snowstorms etc.) by accessing redcross.org (preparing and getting trained).
How to donate blood:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims in disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations' 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross