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Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services
People with Health-Based Concerns
Disaster Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Lifesaving Blood Mission - COVID-19 (Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties)

Did you know the American Red Cross is responsible for about 40% of the nation’s blood supply? Each year 4.5 million lives are saved by blood transfusions; approximately every 2 seconds. Your help is needed! COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed. The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols. A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers. Red Cross is seeking individuals to fulfill this volunteer role immediately. To learn more and to sign up, visit RedCross.org/Volunteer. ***When considering volunteering, please review the risk guidance provided by the CDC, local government and your healthcare provider. The blood center in Sonora is in desperate need of volunteers. There is additional need all over the valley throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. This position would be perfect for college students wanting to learn more about how the blood donation process works or who just want to help.

Locations and Hours:

  • • Sonora Blood Center – Highest need!
    • Mon 11AM - 7PM
    • Tue 11AM - 7PM
    • Fri 7AM - 3PM
    • Sat 7AM - 3PM
  • Modesto Blood Center
    • Sun 7AM - 3PM
    • Mon 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Tue 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Wed 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Thu 10AM - 6PM
    • Fri 7:30AM - 3:30PM
    • Sat 7AM - 3PM
  • Turlock Blood Center
    • Sun 7AM - 3PM
    • Mon 11AM - 7PM
    • Tue 11AM - 7PM
    • Wed 11AM - 7PM
    • Fri 7AM - 3PM
    • Sat 7AM - 3PM
  • Stockton Blood Center
    • Sun 7AM - 3PM
    • Mon 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Tue 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Wed 11:30AM - 7:30PM
    • Thu 10AM - 6PM
    • Fri 7:30AM - 3:30PM
    • Sat 7AM - 3PM
  • Mobile Blood Drives throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
    • Time and dates vary

Expectations

  • Shifts tend to last 4-6 hours each and there is a minimum of one or two shifts per month
  • There is an application process where volunteers must pass a background check
  • Blood Donor Screener volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

 

Please also consider donating blood as we face an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties. You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org.

For more information or questions, you can contact Sheri Bethoney at 916.261.0351 or Sherilyn.Bethoney@RedCross.org.

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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