DescriptionThe American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross, was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton. It is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education in the United States. In 1910 the Red Cross Nursing Service was founded by Jane Delano. The organization provided emergency and non-emergency services to the United States military. Currently, there are over 650 chapters and 36 blood service regions.