Blood donor specialists are responsible for the collection and drawing of safe units of blood from donors in accordance with regulating authorities, such as the code of federal regulations and other local policies and procedures.
These specialists are responsible for providing high-quality service to donors while ensuring their safety and satisfaction with the process. Due to the nature of this job, candidates should certainly have a strong stomach and not feel faint at the sight of blood. The working environment for those in this position may range from hospital facilities and blood drive vans to buildings designated for blood donation. Many are required to work during traditional business hours to suit the convenience of donors.
To qualify for this position, applicants should have the proper medical certification required by the state and/or hiring organization, and many employers also require candidates to hold at least an associate's degree in phlebotomy.
Blood Donor Specialist Tasks
Prepare, set-up and remove collection booths for donations.
Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
Collect blood, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the blood donation.