Singapore Red Cross

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The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) began on 30 September 1949 as part of the British Red Cross Society. On 6 April 1973, the Singapore Red Cross was officially incorporated by the Parliament of Singapore. It was appointed as the National Blood Donor Recruiter by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in 2001.

Singapore Red Cross Society Emblem

Organisation[edit]

The SRC is governed by a 19-member Council headed by a Chairman who is appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the Patron of the SRC. The Council is responsible for pursuing the objective of the SRC as laid down by the Act of Parliament and its Constitution. The Council has four oversight committees providing the relevant advice and expertise; namely the Finance and Investment, Audit, Corporate Governance and Nomination and Human Resource and Compensation Committees.

The general management of the SRC is overseen by the Management Committee, headed by the Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the SRC. Implementation of the policies and directives laid down by the Council is done by the Secretariat which is headed by the Secretary General / CEO.

The Secretariat is organised into three divisions; Operations, Administration and the Red Cross Youth.

Structure[edit]

The following are the incumbent appointment holders of the Singapore Red Cross:

Appointment Incumbent
Patron President of the Republic of Singapore
Chairman Mr. Tee Tua Ba

Services[edit]

An ambulance of the Singapore Red Cross
  • Blood Donor Recruitment Programme
  • Community Resilience (formerly known as Community Services)
  • International Services
  • Partnership & Development (formerly known as Fund Raising)
  • Red Cross Home for the Disabled
  • Singapore Red Cross Youth
  • [Singapore Red Cross Academy (formerly known as Red Cross Training Centre)

Work[edit]

The Singapore Red Cross was involved in the relief effort of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004.[1]

On 26 July 2018, SRC announced S$50,000 in humanitarian aid for victims of the Attapeu dam collapse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Council of Christian Churches (2005). "INDIAN OCEAN GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DISASTER". Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Singapore Red Cross pledges S$50,000 in aid after Laos dam collapse". Channel NewsAsia.