American Red Cross How Puerto Rico Can Benefit

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American Red Cross How Puerto Rico Can Benefit

  1. 1. How Puerto Rico can benefit Raúl H. Morales-Borges, MD, FICPS, FIACATH Medical Director American Red Cross, Biomedical Services Puerto Rico Region
  2. 2. Our History The Red Cross presence in Puerto Rico  was there long before the American Red Cross first chartered it in 1917. The Spanish Red Cross founded the movement in Puerto Rico on July 7,1893 when Puerto Rico was still under the dominance of the Spain government. Manuel Fernández Juncos, a member of the Spanish government and a Spanish Red Cross delegate to Puerto Rico, was the person charged with the task of founding "Las Comisiones de la Cruz Roja Española" (Spanish Red Cross branches) throughout Puerto Rico. The Spanish Red Cross "Comisiones" (branches) in Puerto Rico remained active until 1898 when the American Red Cross started to make a presence on the island through its Nursing corps.
  3. 3. Anniversary in PR We have Blood Services for 50 years in Puerto Rico providing blood components to the whole Nation and Puerto Rico.
  4. 4. Our Structure
  5. 5. Our Staff Flow Chart
  6. 6. Our Main Services
  7. 7. What’s New in Puerto Rico?

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