Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide

Title

Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide

Description

The American Red Cross created posters such as these to recruit volunteer nurses' aides. The caption reminds the viewer that "your help can save many lives… find the time…give it now."
 
Red Cross nurses worked alongside military nurses. With the launch of a blood supply program in 1941, a critical need for nurses emerged. In addition to blood collection, they presented health related programs to the public, offered instruction on civil defense, and trained nurses’ aides. Over 110,000 nurses’ aides were in service by the mid 1940s.

Creator

The American Red Cross

Date

1941-1945

Source

https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1192/5155493325_58c268b590.jpg

Rights

Source: Volunteer Nurses. (n.d.). American Red Cross. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from http://rdcrss.org/WbKu24

Publisher

American Red Cross

Contributor

American Red Cross

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

American Red Cross, Nursing, Posters, Volunteerism, Blood Supply, Health

Coverage

United States

Files

https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1192/5155493325_58c268b590.jpg

Reference

The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide, American Red Cross, 1941-1945

Cite As

The American Red Cross, “Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/563.