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Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
The Cascades Region holds blood drives all around our community at local businesses, community centers, places of worship, and educational institutions. It is crucial to have volunteer support to ensure that the collections from these locations get to the processing facility, and out to hospitals efficiently.
Volunteers in the Transportation Specialist position will transport life-saving blood products from the Red Cross blood drives in the community, to the processing center for testing. Additional opportunities are available to deliver blood to hospitals on a scheduled basis, or on-call for sudden needs.
Volunteer Responsibilities include:-
Pick up and return boxes as needed from drives -Complete necessary paperwork -Driving in a safe and responsible manner.
Requirements: -Two Shifts per month for six months -Good communication skills -Clean driving record, access to vehicle and insurance -Comfortable driving in various weather and traffic conditions.
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.