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A Medical Reserve Corps (often called an “MRC”) is a specialized work unit of people who volunteer their time and expertise to help mitigate a disaster, supplement public health, and serve their country in an emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps is a national program designed to support local efforts to use community medical and health volunteers during emergencies. Many medical and health volunteers offered their help individually on September 11th, 2001, demonstrating the need for a more organized approach to using volunteers during an emergency. The MRC program is fairly new (started in 2002) but well established. Many communities have already formed MRC units and Saint Louis County's was started in June of 2007.
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