Red Cross of Tijuana is a Private Institution, focused on volunteering and for profit sustained by 70% donations and 30% from hospital fees. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they service at no cost 98% of ambulance services through the emergencies when dialing 066 and they help 60% of all trauma accidents in Tijuana.
Thanks to the efforts of the Red Cross of Tijuana which was founded in 1944 they have offered more than 100 free ambulatory services, which represents for the Red Cross of Tijuana $56 per ride. It holds the second most important trauma hospital on a national level where they offer a higher quality of care with a low cost.
Salvador Gutiérrez Gonzalez, President of the Red Cross in Tijuana and the hospital administrator Carlos Velasco Sampeiro are putting large efforts in promoting prevention campaigns of reminding people to wear seatbelts, no drinking while driving, or texting while driving.
The Cruz Roja Fund at the International Community Foundation helps support ongoing operational expenses to allow the Cruz Roja do what it does best –save lives! To learn more about their current projects, please visit: www.cruzrojatijuana.org.mx.
How donations help:
$540 = 10 ambulance runs, helping save life and limbs
$500 = an oximeter, giving emergency vehicle technicians information to transmit to waiting doctors
$450 = a Palm portable device emergency vehicle technicians use for communications with the hospital emergency room
$5,000 = a specialized manikin to train health-professionals