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our values

As an integral part of the Red Cross, we share the same the fundamental principles.

Blood Service


The Blood Service has its own area of expertise and assumes a very specific role in the health care sector.
This unicity makes its mark on the Blood Service’s own culture. This culture translates into a series of fundamental values that apply to all members of staff:

respect

I help to build a climate of trust and mutual understanding in a friendly atmosphere with all the people I deal with, staff and donors alike, by adopting an open-minded and constructive attitude based on my readiness to listen to others, on my respect for the values of other people and on upholding mutual respect at all times. 

SOLIDARITY

I help to strengthen the commitment of all involved to ensure the proper, integrated and continuous operation of our activities, by displaying an attitude of responsible commitment, sharing and constructive cooperation with all my colleagues and our outside partners.

INTERNAL COHESION & TEAM SPIRIT

I support and help to accomplish the aims of our organisation, by jointly working in the collective interest and focusing on dialogue and transparency with all the teams.

EFFICIENCY AND EXCELLENCE

In my day-to-day work, I use my qualifications and skills as part of my job and in the projects in which I am involved. I am committed to contributing to the accomplishment of the mission and the goals of the Blood Service, as part of a continuous drive to improve our performance and to comply with the highest quality standards to answer the needs of all our partners.

The Red Cross principles


HUMANITY

Born out of the wish to deliver indiscriminate assistance to those injured on the battlefields, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in its international and national capacity, makes every effort to prevent and alleviate human suffering, whatever the circumstances. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for human beings. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples.

IMPARTIALITY

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

NEUTRALITY

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature. 

INDEPENDENCE

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement. 

volunteering

It is a voluntary and non-partisan emergency relief movement, not prompted by desire for gain.

UNITY

There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory. 

UNIVERSALITY

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.