Our nurses are an essential piece of our team. By California State Law, a registered nurse must be present when blood, platelets or plasma are drawn for human transfusion. That means there has to be an RN at each donor center and on each mobile drive, day in and day out. They supervise our blood collection methods to make sure we follow all the regulations guiding our industry completely. In addition, one of our nurses, Amanda Mason, serves as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing many aspects of day-to-day operation.
According to Greg Gallion, President and CEO: “The professional contributions that our nurses provide to our staff and donors is crucial to our operation. We value their leadership and sound decision-making every day to provide our donors with exceptional customer service and ensure a safe, pleasant environment for all. We also rely on their sensitive work counseling with donors, their leadership and training of staff, and that special care they show to both our donors and the blood collection process at every location.”
Our nurses are also willing to donate blood products themselves, and personally serve as training subjects as new staff members learn to check iron and blood pressure or draw blood. We thank our new nurses, Amy and Robynn, for joining Carlena, Jeri, Amanda, Valerie, Cindy, Bronny and Katie in service to our community.
Every year we join the American Nurses Association in commemorating National Nurses Week from May 6 through May 12. The celebration ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness about the value of nursing, and educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of all.
We are honored to celebrate the 3.1 million registered nurses in our nation this week, especially the 9 nurses working with us. Thanks ladies!