6th Annual Power in the Blood campaign surpasses goal and sets new record!
Power in the Blood surpasses goal and sets new record!
The 2010 Power in the Blood campaign has come to a close, setting a new record for the number of faith groups that participated and the number of pints donated! Faith groups across Central Ohio joined together to give more than 10,200 blood donations, surpassing the goal for the sixth consecutive year!
This partnership between churches and the American Red Cross blood program seeks to bring in much needed units of donated blood during the summer “trauma season,” when there is an increase in the need for blood to treat trauma patients. More than 200 churches partnered to reach the overall campaign goal of approximately 9,000 pints of blood from June through August. This sixth year for Power in the Blood has seen exciting growth over the previous year.
Some exciting campaign results for 2010:
- 286 churches participated
- 72 new churches held drives for the first time
- 843 first-time donors
- 344 drives held(16 more drives than in 2009)
- 10,252 total pints donated (636 more than in 2009)
Just imagine the number of lives touched! With 286 church blood drive sponsor groups joining the campaign, and more than 840 first-time donors giving, the 2010 campaign has exceeded expectations. What a success!
The American Red Cross blood program could not function without community partnerships like those with churches and faith groups. Central Ohio churches have shown their ability to make a difference to countless patients in need, and have literally shown there is Power in the Blood. The donations made during the campaign may allow children to avoid a sickle cell stroke, premature infants to continue to grow, fathers to survive cancer treatment, or mothers to live through injuries due to an accident.
On behalf of the many patients we serve, the Red Cross extends a thank you to each church that hosted a drive, and each donor who took the time to give the gift of life. A special thank you to JOY 106.3FM and Radio One, who served as the official media partner for the campaign.