The American Red Cross is looking to grow the number of Blood Services volunteers in Alameda County and will host a volunteer open house Wednesday, June 21, at the Red Cross Fremont-Newark Blood Donation Center.
Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the Red Cross is seeking volunteer donor ambassadors to assist with blood drives throughout the year.
Donor ambassadors help ensure that blood donors have the best experience possible when giving blood to those in need. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood or platelets. Donor ambassadors will assist with registration or serving snacks to donors after they give blood.
“By joining the Red Cross, one can help make a difference in the community,” said Rhonda Davis, supervisor of Volunteer Management, Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels to help support our lifesaving mission.”
Red Cross Fremont-Newark Blood Donation Center open house
Wednesday, June 21
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
39227 Cedar Blvd.
The community is invited to stop in for refreshments and snacks, and the opportunity to learn more about how to get involved with the Red Cross. For more information, call Julie Mucilli at 510-421-4527 or email Julie.Mucilli@redcross.org.
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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.