Saving lives isn’t just some abstract concept for the American Red Cross. Volunteer Brian Mintner not only delivers lifesaving blood to people he’ll never meet, he is directly responsible for saving one specific life. Brian is the manufacturing transportation supervisor for the Missouri-Arkansas region of the Red Cross, coordinating the movement of blood products collected from donors and ensuring they are transported to various hospital blood banks. He oversees a vast transportation network that, he admits, “is a brutal chain of custody.”
In my blog for the Red Cross, Brian (whom I also work for as I am one of his volunteer drivers) is profiled.