American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region
The Blood Region is responsible for collecting, testing, and distributing blood and blood components to more than 80 hospitals in the So. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virgina area. There is no substitue for human blood--- a life saving medicine. More than 1,100 units of blood are needed EVERY DAY to save the lives of patients in this highly populated area of more than 6 million people. American Red Cross Volunteer Ambassadors assist in this humanitarian mission by working at blood collection sites in their local area. Ambassadors help by greeting and helping care for donors.