Join the Red Cross team and make a difference as a volunteer blood services transportation specialist
Johnstown, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) — The Red Cross urgently needs volunteer drivers in the Johnstown area to transport collected blood and blood products throughout the area to various hospitals facilities.
“Every day our drivers help save people’s lives,” said Terry Karloff, manager in the Office of Volunteers for the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac and Greater Alleghenies Blood Services regions.
Volunteer drivers must have at least three years of driving experience in the U.S., a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license. The minimum commitment is two shifts per month and the hours are flexible.
The vital work of the American Red Cross is made possible by volunteers who contribute their time and talents. Learn more about becoming a volunteer and read our volunteers’ stories at redcross.org/volunteer. Interested applicants should contact Donna Savlan, Volunteer Representative, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 814-341-5329.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
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.