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Red Cross Services & Blood Drives

About Red Cross Services & Blood Drives
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What is Red Cross Services and Blood Drives?

The Red Cross program exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our volunteers have the exceptional opportunity to provide care through the following:

Community Outreach
We make it a priority to help our community in any way possible while making everyone's health and safety our number one goal.

Virtual service opportunities
We are implementing a handful of online service opportunities including:

  • Missing Maps: We map vulnerable communities around the world to help first responders locate and deliver lifesaving aid.
  • Disaster training: Over Zoom review disaster training materials together.
  • Disaster recovery: Train to provide casework services remotely. 

Biomedical Services
We encourage our volunteers to get involved with the Red Cross Blood Donation program.

Blood Donation
Blood Drives is a program that allows volunteers to assist donors before and after giving blood. Volunteers also help recruit new donors and advertise for upcoming drives.

Volunteer Services
Volunteers can help teach virtual EDGE Skill training courses.

Missing Maps Project
Missing Maps works to put the World's Vulnerable Communities on the Map.
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from open and accessible maps and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of people who live at risk of disasters and crises.

1. To join, go to openstreetmap.org and create a login.
2. Go to tasks.hotosm.org and sign in using that same login you created.
3. Explore projects and find one you would like to work on (you will pick a specific area on the grid to work on).
4. Search for anything that looks like a building and, when you find one, outline it and label it.
5. Afterwards, log your hours on the Y-Serve website or app.

How do I get involved as a volunteer?

For more information than what is listed below, contact the program directors by email at byuredcross@byu.edu.

Donors: To become a blood donor, use this link to join our email list. We'll update you about upcoming campus drives and send you a link to a Blood Drives calendar for use on iCal and Google Calendar.

Upcoming Blood Drives
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Monday, March 11, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Monday, March 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Monday, April 15, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

Monday, April 29, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, WSC 3250/52

You can sign up here, or go to redcrossblood.org and use the campus code "byucampus" to see available times.

Volunteer Commitment:

Meetings for Red Cross are held in the Wilkinson Center room 3380 from 7:00-8:00 PM on two Thursdays a month.

For blood donors, one semester commitment is expected with 2-3 hours every few weeks.

Training:

No Y-Serve Training is required to begin volunteering with this program.

Directors

Available by email at byuredcross@byu.edu

Ashley Larson, Executive Director

(801) 824-8155
Office Hour: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 AM

McKay Ashton

Mariko Shiraki

(808) 670-7977

Allison Lambert

(702) 757-5029

Hayley Lamb

(801) 906-3576

Carrleigh Campbell

Lucas Petersen

(801) 648-8142