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Volunteer Couriers Needed in Pacific Northwest Region

Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

July 14, 2014

The American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region is seeking volunteer couriers to help support its lifesaving mission throughout Oregon and Washington.

Volunteer couriers are needed to pick up and deliver blood at Red Cross centers and hospitals in a safe and timely manner. Every pint of blood transported can help to save up to three lives.

“We are looking for volunteers with excellent customer service and driving skills,” said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for the Red Cross. “This is a great opportunity to get involved with your community and help patients in need.”

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, maintain a valid driver’s license and the state’s minimum car insurance. Volunteer couriers also must have a good driving record for the past two years and be able to lift packages weighing up to 50 pounds.

For more information, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website.

Volunteers make up approximately 95 percent of the Red Cross workforce nationwide. Their dedication makes it possible for the Red Cross to continue its humanitarian work in communities across the United States.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.