Step by step
Confirm permission of location for the blood drive
Speak with the owner of the location of the place you would like to hold the event
2: Contact hospital
Contact the hospital to provide the date, number expected participants, location and time.
Arrange the date, provide an estimate of expected participants, and provide location and time
3: Contact local authorities
Contact local authorities
Fill out necessary documents to hold blood drive in the vicinity
4: Request help
Request help from church members as volunteers
Hospital will send staff, but will require small number of volunteers to oversee the event and help with administrative tasks
Recruit and promote to church members and other churches in your area
Have people register that they intend to donate blood. Promote to people outside of the church, including businesses, family and friends
Provide final number of estimated participants to the hospital and receive confirmation of event
Debrief the event afterwards to celebrate successes and identify improvements for next time
Recommendations from Pastors:
Frequency – Plan to hold once every four to six months (people can only donate blood once every three months).
Create a team who can oversee the different aspects of the blood drive including promotion, communication, volunteer recruiting.
Promotion of the event is very important. The blood donation centers will require that you have people register in advance to verify that they will come to the event. Begin to promote the event several weeks in advance and have a clear way for how people can register for the event provided at your church.