Blood Typer

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Blood Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Various
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Mississauga

Qualified volunteers are invited to support building our blood donor base by participating at community blood typing events as a Volunteer ABO Typer.

Personal Rewards and Benefits:
This is an excellent opportunity to use your Health Sciences professional skills in a voluntary way and have the satisfaction of knowing your efforts are attached to saving or improving the quality of life of those requiring blood and blood products.

Ideal candidates will be enrolled in, employed as, a graduate of, or retired nurses, practical nurses, phlebotomists, medical laboratory assistants, technicians, clinicians or technologists (other Health Sciences students and practitioners may also be eligible), as well as the following:

• Proof of current First Aid and CPR certification
• Provision of proof of professional training or certification
• Third party insurance is considered an asset for individuals enrolled in an academic Health Sciences program

• 6 month comittment starting starting January 2020, after training in December
• Flexible schedule to suit both the volunteer and the organization’s need

Specific Tasks of the Volunteer ABO Typer Assignment:
• Obtain capillary sample
• Prepare blood grouping trays
• Determine ABO blood group and Rh factor
• May be required to perform First Aid or CPR
• Ensure proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste
• Explain ABO system, Rh factor and the need for blood
• Set up typing stations per Canadian Blood Services standards
• Ensure identity of participant matches registration form information
• Explain the procedure and method used to determine ABO grouping
• Provide ongoing, meaningful conversation to put the participant at ease
• Regularly review written volunteer duties and region specific procedures
• Perform blood typing activities in accordance with policies and procedures
• Monitor the participant and advise supervisor of any participant adverse reactions

Other Tasks Associated with this Volunteer Assignment:
• Provide courteous and responsive service
• Prepare and maintain required documentation
• Explain the process and provide potential donors with information
• Alert staff supervisor to any participant reactions requiring attention
• May be asked to help with set-up and take down of promotional equipment
• Greet and welcome participants so they feel welcome, comfortable and appreciated

Skills, Abilities, Traits:
• Reliable and punctual
• Professional in manner and appearance
• Friendly, outgoing with good communication skills
• Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people
• Excellent customer service with good listening skills
• Able to work effectively with a team and good interpersonal skills
• Able to observe and react appropriately to participant reactions requiring attention

Success Measures:
Your success in this role will be based on how you:

• Refer all donors with medical questions to staff
• Perform tasks within their ability and physical capability
• Fulfill training requirements and volunteer scheduling commitment
• Support Canadian Blood Services corporate and volunteer program policies
• Maintain current and appropriate knowledge necessary to perform the role
• Respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and other volunteers
• Represent the organization and promote CBS’ programs and services in a positive manner
• Perform only those tasks assigned, observe all safety rules and understand and apply position related knowledge and skills

We will provide the following:
• National standardized ABO Typer training and regional procedural training
• Canadian Blood Services corporate volunteer orientation and procedural training

Physical Effort and Assignment Environment:
• Bending or reaching
• Seeing to perform assigned duties
• Locations will vary and may be outdoors
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform tasks
• May require handling of average-weight objects

How to Apply/Contact
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