The first time I ever donated blood, the nurse declared (unofficially) that I had set a new record for pump time (the secret is all in the squeeze).
However, as I sat up approximately 20 to 30 seconds later, the room quickly went gray on me, which was apparently more color than was left in my face.
The next thing I knew, I awoke with my back flush to the ground, my face consumed by cold washcloths.
Despite this incident (and a paralyzing fear of needles), I continue to give blood, although my personal means of contribution may soon change. Turns out, I could just write a check.
The American Red Cross
is searching for a donor relations manager
not as interested in the organization’s blood banks as he or she is with what’s stocked in the actual bank. Responsible for maintaining relationships with its major benefactors, as well as engaging and soliciting prospective donors, whoever lands the role will need to work alongside marketing and fundraising teams to ensure community and volunteer support remains strong.
Learn more here
on how to apply, or for other methods to give, click here