The Red Cross and Good Samaritans
The Mission of the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a public service organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Visit their website at www.redcross.org.
Nonmedical Good Samaritan Civil Immunity
“Good Samaritans” who render first aid to an injured person may be protected against civil damage claims under Pennsylvania’s “Nonmedical Good Samaritan Civil Immunity” statute provided they meet certain conditions (such as holding a certificate from an approved training course). For more specific information on approved courses and when civil immunity does and does not apply, go to Title 42, Section 8332 on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Consolidated Statutes website.