Close up of pathology collectors hands taking blood from male patients vein into tube by catheter

Pathology Collector

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

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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