The American Cancer Society (ACS) conducts educational
programs and offers many services to people with cancer and to their families.
Staff at the toll-free number have information about services and activities
in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
www.redcross.org or www.cruzrojaamericana.org/index.asp
This Web site has news on what the American Red Cross
is doing in America and around the world. It also has information on disaster
services (for making donations), Red Cross projects, how to volunteer, and
where you can donate time, money, or blood.
The American Red Cross
is one of America's main emergency response groups. It also offers many other
services, such as community services for the needy, support for military
members and their families, and educational programs that promote health and
safety. But the Red Cross is probably best known for its blood drives and
international relief programs.
The American Red Cross is also part
of a worldwide effort that provides care to the victims of war or natural
disasters. This group always aims to prevent and relieve suffering. The Red
Cross is not a government agency. And it relies on donations of time, money,
and blood to do its work.
America's Blood Centers
1-888-US BLOOD (1-888-872-5663) (202) 393-5725
America's Blood Centers is a network of nonprofit community blood centers in the United States and Canada. The website can help you find a donor center near you. The donor centers are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada. There are more than 600 donor centers.
KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing
Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart
attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and
heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and
Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia,
hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.