Singapore Red Cross

The Singapore Red Cross started out on 30 September 1949 as part of the British Red Cross Society. On 6 April 1973, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) 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.


The governing of SRC is done by a 27 to 33-member Council headed by a Chairperson who is appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the Patron of the SRC. The Council is responsible for pursuing the objectives of the SRC as laid down by the Act of Parliament and its Constitution. The Council consults three (3) appointed Commissions providing expertise, namely the Finance Commission, the Legal Commission and the Medical Commission.

The general management is overseen by the Executive Committee, with operation responsibilities vested in the Red Cross Youth Division, the Adult Volunteer Division, the Chapters Division, various Standing Committees, Task Forces and Resource Panels. Implementation of the policies and directives laid down by the Council is done by the Secretariat which is headed by the Secretary General. Volunteers and staff work together in organising and implementing the activities and programmes of the SRC.




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

On May 8, 2005, Singapore Red Cross celebrated the 142nd anniversary of the Red Cross movement with the launch of events spanning two months, starting with a blood donation drive at Red Cross House.


  1. International Council of Christian Churches. "INDIAN OCEAN GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DISASTER". Retrieved 7 Dec 2010.
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