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From the Archives: National Nurses Week

May 6 – May 12, 2014 is National Nurses Week! To honor all Red Cross nurses, past and present, we offer a look at American Red Cross nurses throughout our history.

 

World War I nurses work at a recruiting station to field new members.

World War I nurses work at a recruiting station to field new members.

 

June 8, 1942. Washington, D.C. Senior student nurses leaving the Pan American building after having been enrolled in the first Red Cross Student Nurse Reserve group in the United States.

June 8, 1942. Washington, D.C. Senior student nurses leaving the Pan American building after having been enrolled in the first Red Cross Student Nurse Reserve group in the United States.

 

June 2008. Devastating floods covered parts of Indiana affecting residential areas, farmlands, and businesses. Nurse Melissa Schultz, a Red Cross volunteer, comforts Doloris Faust, who is staying at a Red Cross shelter in Martinsville, Indiana.

June 2008. Devastating floods covered parts of Indiana affecting residential areas, farmlands, and businesses. Nurse Melissa Schultz, a Red Cross volunteer, comforts Doloris Faust, who is staying at a Red Cross shelter in Martinsville, Indiana.

 

May 2011. Vicksburg, Mississippi. American Red Cross nurse, Regina Hudson with Jermiya Jackson at the Red Cross shelter at the Hawkins United Methodist Church.

May 2011. Vicksburg, Mississippi. American Red Cross nurse, Regina Hudson with Jermiya Jackson at the Red Cross shelter at the Hawkins United Methodist Church.

 

 

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