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American Red Cross Alumni Network launches member organization for former Red Cross employees 

The American Red Cross Alumni Network (ARCAN) launched today as a member organization for former employees of the American Red Cross. President, Mary Buszuwski, welcomed members transitioning from the Retiree Association and prospective new members on behalf of the Board of Directors. 

"ARCAN has great promise – new purpose and relevance offer potential to rally Red Cross alumni and grow our membership, and with that, our ability to support one another and influence change to make a positive difference through our Red Cross channels, and in so many other ways.

"The transition from a retiree association to an alumni network has been years in discussion and months in development. I want to congratulate all of us today – with special thanks to our board and committee members -- and encourage you to keep your sleeves rolled up! Today’s launch is just the beginning."


Red Cross News

Red Cross opens new 60-bed hospital in Rafah, Gaza - offers inpatient and outpatient care for 200 patients daily

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 12 Red Cross National Societies (or their branch) are combining efforts to open a field hospital in Rafah, Gaza, to help address the overwhelming medical needs emanating from the ongoing conflict. 

The field hospital team will be comprised of around 30 humanitarian experts from the various contributing National Societies (or their branch), resident staff, and the ICRC which will include surgeons, doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, engineers, logisticians, and administrators.

The hospital will allow health care workers to:

  • manage a 60-bed medical facility;

  • care for up to 200 patients daily;

  • provide emergency surgical care, obstetric and gynecological, newborn and pediatric care; and,

  • provide both outpatient and inpatient care.



ARCAN is independent from the American Red Cross but it is our Red Cross experiences that connect us. Our vision is to unite around the ideals, the humanitarian mission and all the other things we value most about being a part of the Red Cross: the service, the global perspective, the learning and most of all, the people. Membership is open to former American Red Cross employees of all ages. 

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