Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Red Cross RapidPass Celebrates Effective First Year
Joseph Sordi is a former NYPD sergeant who served with the force for 20 years. Currently, he is the managing director at Strategic Security Corp., a nationwide risk management firm. Outside of his work life, Joseph Sordi supports numerous charitable and relief organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Over the past year, the RapidPass program administered by the American Red Cross has significantly streamlined the blood and platelet donation process by allowing donors to complete some pre-qualification requirements online before coming to a center to donate. The Red Cross estimates that it has saved approximately 90,000 administrative hours since it launched the service last year.
RapidPass users can log in from their home computers and answer various questions about their medical history before coming into donation centers. After filling out the questionnaires, users print the results and bring the paperwork to donation professionals, or they show them completed PDF files if they filled in the information on their mobile devices. Red Cross personnel can then scan in the results, making the entire process much quicker and more efficient for both parties.
Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass in order to find out more about how the service works.