Accession Number : AD1030846

Title :   American Red Cross: A History And Analysis

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Egan,Timothy B ; Pravongviengkham,Thanousone

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : We, in this research, provide a detailed history and highlight current operations of the American National Red Cross (ANRC). We analyze the organizations mission, purpose, structure, and relationship with the U.S. government and provide an analysis of its financial status and capabilities and competencies based on the Sphere Project standards in order to inform government organizations and disaster planners. We find that the ANRC generates sufficient revenue to execute relief operations and other services and is efficient and competent in all essential services and capabilities for disaster response. We also find that its fundraising efficiencies are directly tied to the size of domestic disasters the organization responds to in any given year. However, the ANRC is struggling to break even in its biomedical services program.

Descriptors :   public policy , blood donors , humanitarian assistance , human population , department of veterans affairs , hygiene , department of defense , government procurement , natural disasters , health services , emergencies , department of homeland security

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE