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Blood Transportation Volunteers - URGENT NEED

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Central & Southern Ohio


Help to save lives with every shift you volunteer!

Do you like to drive?
Want to explore the local area?
Can you lift 45 pounds?
Do you have 4-8 hours a month to help serve patients in need?

Volunteers transport blood and blood products throughout the Central and Southern Ohio Red Cross Region! Volunteers drive blood (using a Red Cross vehicle) from collection centers and blood drives to the American Red Cross labs and from the labs to hospitals and clinics --- delivering blood and blood products to patients in need. Truly make a difference in the lives of many people with every shift that you volunteer.

Qualifications include:

  • Be willing to support the Red Cross Mission
  • Have a valid driver’s license - 3 years driving experience
  • Be able to verify a safe driving record with state or insurance
  • Demonstrate reliability
  • Have the ability to lift 45 lbs. (for hospital deliveries)
  • Reliable transportation to the Red Cross offices - where you pick up a Red Cross vehicle
  • Ability to sit in a car and drive for extended periods

Training is provided (at no cost to the individual) and all drivers must complete a defensive driving class within six months of becoming a volunteer. The Red Cross asks that Blood Drivers, drive 2 routes a month - routes can vary in length from 30 minutes round trip to 10 hours. You register for the routes that fit your schedule and ability.

Want to volunteer with a friend or family member? You can in this position!! Both people must register and complete the training and background check. Once trained you can sign up to drive a route together!! You can spend quality time with your best friend, your spouse or your sibling while volunteering! Join us today!

If interested you can apply by visiting, https://www.redcross.org and clicking volunteer at the top of the page , scrolling down the page until you see transportation specialist opportunity and "Apply Now" words. Be sure to have a photo ID handy (driver's license, passport or state issued ID), you will have to upload a picture of it to you application. Just follow the directions from there to complete the application and background check.

For questions please contact Rebecca Chandler, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at rebecca.chandler2@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Central & Southern Ohio


995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


We're in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. When emergencies strike, people need help. A fire leaves a family homeless. A heart attack threatens a life. A tornado flattens homes, schools and businesses. A military family needs to be connected. A young child needs a blood transfusion. They need the Red Cross.

How do we empower so many of our neighbors to respond to emergencies? By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We can't turn heartbreak into hope without your help!


Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
Community, Emergency & Safety, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Columbus, OH 43205



  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 routes per month - routes are typically 2-4 hours each - you choose what routes and days you sign up for

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