Red Cross Holds Blood Drive Volunteer Training

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PLAINFIELD – On Monday, Dec. 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Tri-County chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting a training session for individuals interested in volunteering at blood drives.

Red Cross blood drives are a crucial way to replenish the blood supply available to the community.  And it all starts with your desire to volunteer at one of our drives.

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As a Blood Services Volunteer for the Red Cross, you will contribute to your community’s blood supply and change lives, starting with your own. The Red Cross provides the fabric that enables ordinary individuals to perform extraordinary services.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • You will feel great knowing you are making a difference.
  • You will meet donors and hear why they give blood or how blood transfusions have touched their lives. It may change your own.
  • You can do good on your own schedule, volunteer as much as and as often as your schedule permits.
  • You will enjoy flexible locations and times.
  • You will become part of a 125-year-old tradition of neighbors helping neighbors in need.

To become a Blood Services Volunteer, you need to be trained.  Requirements to participate in one of our blood services training sessions are:

  • at least 16 years of age,
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have own transportation to drive sites
  • the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • the ability to relate to donors, paid and volunteer staff in a pleasant and courteous manner, and
  • attend trainings

All training is provided free of charge at the Tri-County Chapter, located at 332 West Front Street, Plainfield, New Jersey.  For more information, contact Suzanne Anderson, Regional Coordinator of Blood, Volunteer and Youth at andersonsuz@usa.redcross.org or 1-908-756-6414 ext. 19.


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