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Help Save Lives in Your Community by Delivering Blood

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

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Did you know someone in the US needs blood every two seconds? To meet this critical need, the American Red Cross is looking for dependable, safe and courteous drivers to deliver lifesaving blood products. As a Blood Transportation Specialist, you can be the critical link between blood donors and recipients. Volunteers are responsible for regular routes and are on standby for emergency runs.

Responsibilities:

  • Transport blood from collection site to Red Cross laboratory
  • Transport finished blood or blood products to hospital customers as routine or "stat" deliveries.
  • Pick up empty boxes from hospitals as necessary.
  • Deliver supplies to blood collection sites as needed
  • Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures as necessary
  • Communicate with Red Cross staff on feedback from customers or any urgent issues.
  • Drive in a safe and responsible manner as a representative of the American Red Cross.

Time Commitment:

  • Preferred commitment: 2-4 shifts/month for a minimum of 6 months. Shifts are generally 4 hours each and are variable per site in the daytime, evening and weekends. Early morning availability a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to support the Red Cross mission
  • Valid state driver's license and 3 years driving experience
  • Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes
  • Able to verify safe driving record (MVR)
  • Current insurance and state registration required if using own vehicle
  • Ability to lift 45 lbs.
  • Successful completion of American Red Cross Defensive Driving course upon acceptance in position

Length of Appointment:

  • Minimum Commitment of 6 months with encouragement to continue on

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About AMERICAN RED CROSS

Location:

2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2825 Emerywood ParkwayRichmondRichmond, VA 23294

(37.6084,-77.52336)
 

SKILLS

  • Supply Chain
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 19
  • Preferred commitment: 2-4 shifts/month for a minimum of 6 months. Shifts are generally 4 hours each and are variable per site in the daytime, evening and weekends. Early morning availability a plus.

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