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Blood Bank Technician

Job Summary:

The Blood Bank Technician will provide assistance during all phases of the blood bank operation from donor and patient registration and screening to phlebotomy procedures and handling of blood products.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



  • Performs donor registration and screening, which includes obtaining medical histories, taking blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and blood count checks.
  • Collects blood from donors and patients and enters donor information into a computer to ensure the proper registration and tracking of all donations. Labels and prepares donor units for further processing.
  • Participates in the setup and organization of supplies and equipment on mobile blood drives and performs quality control procedures related to donor room operation. Maintains supplies and equipment in the donor area.
  • Assists clerical staff in filing, typing, mailing, and answering telephones and in recruitment of donors through telephone solicitation.
  • Drives the van for transportation to "on-site" blood drives.
  • Participates in training new employees.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Education and Experience:

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • One year of previous phlebotomy or related medical experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform basic clerical and computer operations.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license.
  • Must be CPR-certified or gain certification within six months of date of hire.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • May be exposed to biohazardous and infectious materials, which may require personal protective equipment such as lab coats and gloves.


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