Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate to the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross?

At the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross headquarters on lower Old Parham Road or at the Barbuda Branch. Donations can be made by dropping off cash check or in-kind contributions at any of the above mentioned location.

Is the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross a NGO?

The between the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross and the Central government is unique. We are an independent entity that is organized and exists as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable institution functioning as an auxiliary to the Central Government Primarily in health and Disaster granted to us by an act of Parliament.

How many times can you donate blood?

You must wait at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between Power Red donations. Platelet apheresis donors may give every 7 days up to 24 times per year. Regulations are different for those giving blood for themselves (autologous donors).

Is the Red Cross religious?

Religious neutrality.  And that is why we do not generally sell or display religious items, of any faith, in our shops. As an organisation, the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross cannot be seen to be religious or political because to do so might jeopardize the access we have to people in need.

What is the meaning of the Red Cross symbol?

The Red Cross is a symbol of humanitarian and medical aid, based on the international Red Cross organizations. It’s established internationally in the Geneva conventions to show medical personnel that are not military targets.


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