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American Red Cross Blood Services Needs Volunteers!

Salt Lake City, UT, January 27, 2014 — The American Red Cross Blood Services Region is seeking volunteers to assist with blood drives in the area.  In Utah someone needs blood every eight minutes and each day the Red Cross strives to collect approximately 440 units of blood to distribute to patients in more than 30 hospitals.

Vickie Morgan, volunteer manager for the Red Cross in Utah, explained that, “To help us meet the constant demand for blood in Utah’s hospitals, the Red Cross needs some great, committed people who love to drive and would be willing to volunteer to pick up blood from blood drives and return it to the Salt Lake manufacturing center in Murray. “ Blood drives may be held anywhere between Orem and Layton and some runs may require night driving.  Drivers must have a valid Utah driver’s license, and be able to lift up to 45 pounds.

Morgan also said that Donor Ambassadors are needed to assist at mobile drives.  “Donor Ambassadors greet donors, assist with registration, help manage donor flow and watch over donors after they donate,” she said.  Assignments to mobile blood drives are flexible and can be adjusted to fit the volunteer’s schedule.

Another volunteer opportunity available at the Red Cross is to serve as a telephone caller.  “Our phone team calls Utahans to invite them to donate at designated blood drives and to remind them of their appointments,” Morgan said, adding, “Each volunteer position contributes to the success of the Red Cross mission.  Wouldn’t you like to become part of the Red Cross mission and help save lives?”

People who want to make a difference should contact Vickie Morgan at (801) 892-4011 orvickie.morgan@redcross.org  to learn more about getting involved.


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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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