Pathology Collector

Pathology Collectors extract, collect, label and preserve blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.
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    Overview

    Pathology Collectors extract, collect, label and preserve blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

    Day-to-day

    • greet donors
    • records donors' personal details, including their weight, age, blood type and contact details
    • explains the procedure to donors and checks their personal details
    • takes a finger-prick test to check the donor's haemoglobin (red blood cells) and ensure that iron levels in the blood are normal
    • takes blood from donors
    • informs donors of emergency medical contacts for potential side-effects of donating blood
    • cares for donors who may be feeling dizzy or have another adverse reaction
    • provides refreshments for donors, and ensures they absorb enough sugar back into their system
    • maintains machinery and orders supplies
    • advertises blood collection days
    • drives a blood bank collection vehicle
    • gives speeches about donating blood.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

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