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About the Position
Position #: 18865
OrganizationCanadian Blood Services
Position: ABO Typer - "What's Your Type?"
Location: Various locations throughout Greater KW area
Impact Statement: Volunteering with Canadian Blood Services means helping Give Life—whether you’re supporting blood donors during the donation process, recruiting people for blood or stem cell donations, organizing a blood donor clinic in your community, or raising awareness of the importance of blood donation.
Description: This volunteer will:
- regularly review written volunteer duties and region specific procedures
- set up typing stations per Canadian Blood Services standards
- ensure identity of participant matches “What’s Your Type?” registration form information
- provide ongoing, meaningful conversation to put the participant at ease
- explain the procedure and method used to determine ABO grouping
- prepare blood grouping trays
- obtain capillary sample
- determine ABO blood group and Rh factor
- monitor the participant and advise supervisor of any participant adverse reactions
- may be required to perform First Aid or CPR
- explain ABO system, Rh factor and the need for blood
- ensure proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training
Training Details: Canadian Blood Services corporate volunteer orientation and procedural training, and national standardized “What’s Your Type?” ABO Typer training and regional procedural training provided.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Maintaining Equipment
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.blood.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Carly Watson
Phone: 1-866-537-7700 Ext. 6349
Address: 200-35 Stone Church Road Ancaster, L9K 1S5


Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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