**View the video here**

Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today released a new recruitment video to help attract a diverse pool of jobseekers at community blood centers across the country. This new resource is designed to help blood centers continue meeting the demand for blood products in the face of worker shortages happening nationwide. The blood community is confronting the same challenges that are impacting other industries at a time when a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in America. The video can be viewed here.

“The blood community is not immune from the workforce issues confronting industries nationwide right now. We’re proud to release this new resource to help our members recruit and retain a diverse pool of jobseekers at a critical time,” said Kate Fry, Chief Executive Officer at America’s Blood Centers. “A position at a blood center is more than a job – it is an opportunity to make a lifesaving difference in your community.”

Whether jobseekers are hoping to transfer their existing skills or are looking for an entry level position with on-the-job training, an opportunity is available at a community blood center. The video highlights how the blood center team includes phlebotomists, communications and marketing staff, laboratory professionals, and more, all focused on a single mission: the lifesaving power of blood donation. To find positions available by state across ABC’s member blood centers, click here.

Founded in 1962, America’s Blood Centers is the national organization bringing together community-based, independent blood centers. Its member organizations operate more than 600 blood collection sites providing close to 60 percent of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian, blood supply. These blood centers serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. All ABC U.S. members are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.AmericasBlood.org.