American Red Cross

Together we have the power to save lives

Nationwide has always been in the business of caring for people. Today is no different. We’re proud to say that our associates come together to make a real difference, and together with our partners, we’re helping to make the world a little bit better for all of us.


The need is great

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to an emergency — whether it’s a small house fire or a multi-state natural disaster. Nationwide has taken this mission to heart by helping the Red Cross provide clean water, safe shelter, hot food and life-saving blood to those who need it most.

Our giving history

Since our first blood drive in 1944, Nationwide associates have given around 14,000 pints annually­ — potentially saving 42,000 lives each year. At the country’s first corporate onsite donation center located in our home office, we collect more than 5 percent of the area’s blood supply.

But we do more than roll up our sleeves to give blood. As a founding member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program, the Nationwide Foundation helps the Red Cross with immediate resources to respond to disasters whenever and wherever they happen. Since 2000, the Nationwide Foundation has contributed $14.3 million to American Red Cross disaster relief.

More ways we partner

In 2016, Nationwide joined forces with the American Red Cross to promote the Home Fire Campaign and the Aquatics Centennial Campaign. This partnership dovetails perfectly with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen® program as home fires and drowning are two of the top four causes of accidental death among children.

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