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Hosting a Blood Drive

Why Host a Blood Drive?

  • Support your community
  • Energize your members, students or employees by providing a convenient way to give back to the community
  • Garner good will from inside and outside your organization by supporting the American Red Cross
  • Join a 125-year strong movement of service
  • Enjoy a partnership where everyone wins
  • It feels good to be a part of helping to save lives.

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What to Expect When Hosting a Blood Drive

Hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross is a partnership. A Red Cross representative will work with you every step of the way to help make your drive is a success:

 The Blood Drive Host

  • Offers a suitable location
  • Helps recruit donors within the organization and publicizes the drive
  • Schedules donors for their appointments



The Red Cross Does the Rest

  • Works with you every step of the way to plan and organize the blood drive
  • Helps you determine how many donors to expect and how to recruit them
  • Brings equipment and supplies to you, sets everything up and takes it down at the end
  • Confidentially screens donors and collects the donations, safely and professionally

The Coordinator's Toolkit

As a blood drive coordinator, you serve a vital role in your community. Take advantage of these tools to make your blood drive is a success:
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Keys to Success

  • Form a recruitment committee to help sign up potential donors
  • Schedule the event well in advance and clear of potential conflicts
  • Maintain contact with your Red Cross representative
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