Silver Springs, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–January 13, 2010. In the wake of the devastation in Haiti, the American Nurses Association (ANA) would like to convey our deepest sympathies to those who have suffered incalculable losses. For nurses who have expressed an interest helping with the relief and recovery efforts, ANA encourages anyone interested in becoming a first responder to pre-register with one of the many disaster registries and response organizations that already exist. These groups ensure that volunteers will have access to training and will be utilized according to the appropriate response plans.
Please visit the Volunteer Now page on NursingWorld to learn more about how to become an emergency first responder or visit
For additional information, to offer help, or make a contribution to the relief efforts please visit the U.S. Dept of State Official Blog site at http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/disaster_haiti or the White House blog at www.whitehouse.gov/HaitiEarthquake