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WASHINGTON. - A spokesman for the American Red Cross says the aid organization has run out of medical supplies in Haiti.
     
Red Cross spokesman Eric Porterfield said Wednesday that the small amount of medical equipment and medical supplies that were available in Haiti has been distributed.
     
The Red Cross is sending more medical supplies to Haiti, but Porterfield says he does not know when they will arrive.
     
Porterfield says he doesn't know if the depletion of medical supplies is preventing victims in critical condition from being treated.
     
A devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean nation on Tuesday.

People who want to help those affected by the Haitian earthquake can make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response.

Ways to donate include:

Through the local Chapter

Through the American Red Cross

  • Online: to the International Relief Fund at www.redcross.org
  • Mail: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013
  • Phone: 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)

Mobile

  • Text "HAITI" to "90999" and an automatic donation of $10 will be given to the American Red Cross.
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