One person can help save hundreds of lives by hosting a blood drive. It's a rewarding experience.One person can help save hundreds of lives by hosting a blood drive. It's a rewarding experience.
What a Host Does
Provides a suitable location. A large, open space is best, so we can create separate zones for conducting confidential eligibility assessments and collecting donations.
Publicizes the blood drive. The more people who know about your blood drive – both within your organization and in the community – the more donors you can sign up.
Organizes a recruitment committee to recruit donors. Face-to-face requests are the most effective form of recruitment. Don’t do this alone; build a team to help spread the word.
Schedules donors for appointments. Plus, you’ll do follow ups during the drive to ensure donors don’t miss their appointments, and reach out afterward to say thank you.
A Win-Win Partnership
As a blood drive coordinator you will take leadership; work with many groups or people across your organization; bring people together in a spirit of teamwork to make your event successful; and promote a cause that could help save millions of lives each year.
Patientsare able to receive the lifesaving blood they urgently need.
Your organizationbuilds goodwill and improves team spirit by working together to help others.
Youshow leadership in bringing volunteers and donors together for a good cause.
Special Opportunities for Students
We have special programs for student leaders who choose to make a difference by hosting a blood drive.