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Volunteer for Bloodworks NW


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Partner with the Blood¬≠works NW collec¬≠tion team during high school blood drives to provide post-donation care that is patient focused. You will be respon¬≠sible for following estab¬≠lished proto¬≠cols if a blood donor is experi¬≠encing an adverse reaction.

By creating a positive donation experi¬≠ence and educating donors on the impor¬≠tance of maintaining a regular donation schedule, you will help meet a critical need in our commu¬≠nity for maintaining a stable blood supply.

Each time a student gives blood (16 and older) they have the oppor¬≠tu¬≠nity to save three lives with one unit of blood! Our mission of saving lives is only done with the extra¬≠or¬≠di¬≠nary generosity of donors and volunteers.

Blood­works NW is hoping to expand the program in the following counties: Snohomish, King, Skagit, Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pierce.

2‚ÄČ‚Äď‚ÄČ3 shifts per month covered in each area is typically needed. All of these take place at high schools and colleges.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties:

  • Follow standard operating proce¬≠dures on donor monitoring and reaction care
  • Provide preven¬≠ta¬≠tive and counter¬≠mea¬≠sures to reduce the severity of a vasovagal reaction
  • During reaction care provide a patient-focused experience
  • Educate donors on effec¬≠tive donation preparation
  • Serve as a liaison between Blood¬≠works NW and our high school partners
  • Advocate for future blood donations

Quali­fi­ca­tions:

  • Experi¬≠ence taking blood pressure
  • Excel¬≠lent customer service and commu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠tion skills
  • Ability to record accurate infor¬≠ma¬≠tion by hand
  • Positively engage with donors, staff and other volunteers
  • Depend¬≠able and commu¬≠nica¬≠tive on scheduling
  • Atten¬≠tion to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Utilize email to complete training links and commu¬≠ni¬≠cate progress
  • A completed background check is required for this position
  • Physical require¬≠ment: ability lift 60 lbs to safely assist a donor

Commit­ment / Locations:

  • Six-month commit¬≠ment
  • Flexible days and times are avail¬≠able, depending on current openings and needs in your region

Attend Orien­ta­tion and Complete Training:

  • Donor Monitor Training
  • Reaction Care Training
  • Compli¬≠ance Training
  • Annual training
  • Blood Borne Pathogens 
  • Catch and Slide technique
  • Harass¬≠ment prevention
  • Hazardous material

Benefits:

  • Access to Blood¬≠works NW profes¬≠sional devel¬≠op¬≠ment and hours can be used towards licensing hours.

Please contact Volunteer Services Program Manager Naomi Demarest, MPA, CVA, LSSGB at 425‚ÄČ‚Äď‚ÄČ740-2914 or naomid@bloodworksnw.org if you are interested or have any questions. #