Thursday, June 14, 2012

World Blood Donor Day

In 2012 alone, nearly 6 million people across America may require a blood transfusion. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donors. Today, June 14, 2012 is World Blood Donor Day. To support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering, we are urging everyone to take action and become a hero by donating blood.  To raise awareness about blood shortages in the U.S. the American Red Cross Blood Services is partnering with Nexcare TM Bandages. Beginning today and running through the end of June, Nexcare Brand will be giving away limited edition bandages that say "give" to demonstrate that "Giving Blood is Timeless" at Red Cross blood drives and donation centers.

The American Red Cross Utah Region would like to thank the donors who have helped save lives and encourage those who haven't to do so! Please pledge your support for blood donation, request free "give" bandages and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City, visit or text “give” to 34426.

1 comment:

Jones said...


The Red Cross is treating their employees terribly- it used to be a great place to work! It also is affecting donors. They send less staff to work a blood drives so donors have to wait a long time to donate they have run off most the good staff by making them drive their own cars possibly 100's of miles a month and not paying for the travel time. They pay mileage for each employee when all used to ride in the Van together which helped Moral-Where is the money coming from to pay mileage to 5+ people driving separately- Moral and team work has tanked
They are hiring part time people and are only trained part time- they used to have trained trainers, now they just use a staff to train the new people.
the staff is treated badly by the DRD's who set up the blood drive who are now making the blood drive up to 7 1/2 hours that doesn't count the set up, driving there and back and then they expect everyone to be happy about drawing blood for 7 1/2 hours. On paper it is only a 8 hour and 15 min shift because they drive there in their own cars and drive back sometimes up to 2 hour drive each way. The mileage is great, it doesn't pay for a new car in a couple of years wear and tear on the vehicles-- but the actual working hours are cut.

What does this mean to a donor? Staff that is treated badly and is upset about the way they are changing and treating their employees hurts the donor in the long run and at times the short run. Donors have to wait, staff begins to not care about anything because of the treatment they get from management and corporate. The attitude passes on to the donors. It is really sad and a shame what the Red Cross is doing and they are going to run themselves out of business. Donors and chair people complain about the wait, the amount of staff they send is less. Yet they expect the same amount of blood coming in. With new people that don't know how to do a good stick.

The schedule is really hard, it is different every day, you either work early morning or sometimes it is late at night. It used to be ok, because some of the "perks" made up for the bad schedule. They have taken most of the perks away, so they are pushing the Staff that has the most experience out, and they are finding other jobs.

Please Look at what you are doing to this company. When your employees are treated with respect, gratitude and a good place to work and good working conditions, it helps the company be successful. When you have happy employees, you have happy donors and they are more willing to come back and donate.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK It is going to ruin the company the the changes that have taken place and how you treat your employees!