How to Organize a Blood Drive
Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood. It could be a friend, a family member or maybe even you.
Sponsoring a blood drive is easy and rewarding. With your help, we can partner together and save many lives in our community. The most successful blood drives are the ones that get the most people involved!
- A Community Blood Services’ account manager works closely with you to schedule a date, time and location for the drive.
- The coordinator forms a small committee to help promote the drive, post fliers, and encourage individuals to participate and donate blood.
- Following the drive, we recommend that you thank those who donated and helped save lives in their community.
YOUR COORDINATOR TOOLKIT
As a blood drive coordinator, you serve a vital role in your community. We have prepared a few helpful tools to make your blood drive a success.
- Publicize the drive by placing posters and other printed materials provided to you from your account manager in high-traffic areas where they will be seen.
- Increase the awareness of potential donors by educating them about how important it is to donate.
- If you have hosted a drive previously, contact donors form that drive to schedule appointments.
- Promote your drive via email and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Encourage your school, town officials, church leader or CEO to send email or voicemail messages.
- Use our convenient online scheduling program.
- Link your website to Community Blood Services’ website for information on blood donation, how to access our Health & Wellness Center and available donor programs.
- Be personable and ask donors face-to-face to give blood – the most common reason for people not donating is that they were never asked.
- Make reminder calls to those who signed up to donate, confirm date and time of appointment and thank them for helping to save a live.