|Volunteers Needed in Your Community|
Change a Life, Starting With Your Own!
(Nashville, Tenn., March 18, 2013) When you become an American Red Cross volunteer, you become part of a group of people who truly make a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans. The Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region is in need of volunteers who will help us in our life-saving mission.
Did you know each year the American Red Cross collects more than 6 million units of blood from roughly 3.5 million volunteer donors? By volunteering time with your local Red Cross, you will help save lives by contributing to your community's blood supply and you will be able to take pride in the fact you are part of a 131-year-old tradition. The American Red Cross provides the fabric that enables ordinary individuals to perform extraordinary services. Volunteers constitute 96% of the total workforce to carry out our humanitarian work.
We have volunteer opportunities available for you, your family and friends. Whether you:
You can create your own schedule. You can volunteer as much as and as often as your schedule permits. You will enjoy flexible locations and times.
Please call 1-800- RED CROSS today to join the American Red Cross team!
During the month of April, you can donate blood at the following locations:
How to Donate Blood: Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.