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United Blood Services
Location directions: Our satellite center, where the Donor Recruitment Department is located is 5041 Indian School Rd., Suite 200. From CNM Main Campus, travel North on University, turn East on Indian School Rd. for 2 miles. We are on the North side of the street just before the San Mateo intersection.
Agency description/mission: 60% of us will need blood at some point in our life due to accident or illness. Less than 6% of eligible donors actually donate blood. To provide a safe and adequate supply of blood to patients, in New Mexico and the Four Corners Area, United Blood Services must collect 320 units of blood and blood products every single day 365 days a year. Volunteer coordinators are needed to plan, organize and implement campus blood drives. This program is hands-on, and students will gain many skills including: public speaking., working with the media, prioritizing, developing promotional materials, and educating the community about the local blood program.
Service Learning Opportunity: The main goal of this project is to host a successful blood drive at your CNM Campus. Students will also be introduced to the world of blood transfusion. This will include an in depth tour of our facilities, and potentially the ability to see an actual transfusion. This is an outstanding privilege that UNM Hospital will usually grant us.
Orientation/Training schedule: Prior to Welcome Back Days. Students will meet in teams at least once per week, minimum time is 4 hours per week. There will be homework assigned, examples will include short videos and recruiting donors.
Special conditions or requirements: Students must attend their blood drive (shifts are allowed if the entire duration is not possible)
Number of Service Learning students needed: 4 to 5
Hours of operation when students are needed: Flexible, based on student schedules
Minimum hour commitment required: 20 hour minimum for this project