The Certified Donor Phlebotomists are trained professionals who work directly with blood donors. Donor Phlebotomists may work for blood donation centers, community blood banks, or mobile blood drawing stations.
Blood Donor Phlebotomist is a person certified to withdraw blood from human body by:
-venipuncture to collect blood or blood components for the purposes of subsequent transfusion, future manufacture or samples for tests related to blood or tissue donation or research
-capillary puncture to qualify a donor, including the performance of waived tests related to blood donation
How To become a Certified Donor Phlebotomist
Before you take the actual NCCT Donor Phlebotomy Exam, you must:
-Provide documentation of meeting the minimum education requirement (High School diploma or equivalent
-Provide documentation of at least 6 months of acceptable experience within the past year as a donor phlebotomist
-Provide documentation of having completed at least 80 successful donor collections under the supervision of an RN, CLS, MD or other recognized health care professionals.
If you are currently job-seeking or plan to change jobs in the near future, credentials might influence your prospective employer’s hiring decision in your favor. Additionally, it tells your blood donors that they can trust that you know what you are doing, which can help to alleviate their fears about the donation process and bring them back again.
Certified Donor Phlebotomists Duties:
They meet, greet, and take donor histories when member of the community arrive to donate blood. They also draw donor units, perform post puncture care for the donors, and make sure that all blood donation protocols are followed precisely.
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