BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION

Thank

you

for

your

interest

in

planning

a

blood

clinic

at

your

organization.

There

is

no

substitute

for

human

blood.

People

who

may

have

suffered

an

accident,

are

undergoing

surgery,

cancer

treatment

may

need

blood

transfusion

to

live.

Having

blood

available

for

those

in

need

at

the

time

it

is

needed

is

critical

to

sustaining

life.

Organizing

a

blood

drive

demands

a

good

planning.

To

help

you

organize

a

successful

blood

drive,

we

are

pre

-

senting you below Simple Steps for a Successful Blood Drive.

There are Two Types of Blood Drives

Which one is right for you?

For your convenience the National Blood Transfusion Service offers two types of

mobile blood drives :

1. The Mobile Blood Caravan ( Blood Bank Blood Mobile to the parking lot of

your organization or set up in a conference room/gymnasium or

auditorium/Classes. The Blood Bank Coordinator or Blood Bank Motivators will

help determine which type of mobile drives best meets your needs.

2. Couches

The following is a quick list of instructions for a drive held within your organization:

The room must be a minimum of 35 ftx 35 ft

The room is cleared and clean.

Accessibility of water, electricity and toilet for staff and donors

Provide tables, chairs (2 to three chairs per couches as well as for registration

of donors, HB test and for donors)

Direct staff where to park vehicles.

Cararan Size

The caravan is 40 feet long .

It require a large space for manoeuver and parking space should be level.

Sufficient space is also required so that the blood mobile door does not open

into traffic.

Caravan does not have Air Conditioning and during summer or hot weather, it

is hot inside and often uncomfortable for both donors and staffs.

The donor services staff will have passenger minivans or cars.

Elevator access must be available if the room is not on the first floor of the

building.

Planning your blood drive

1. The first and foremost step before planning your blood donation is to check with Blood Bank of the availability of the date. Blood Bank works on a

First Come First Serve Basis.

2. Decide location, date and hours. (It should not be too long)

Find a suitable location, such as a public square or a community center. A few points to keep in mind: a comfortable waiting area for donors, likely

weather conditions on the day

3. Plan your recruitment strategy.

Blood Bank can help you by assigning a Blood Bank Motivator to help you as well as doing Motivational Talk/sensitization and awareness.

The Blood Bank Motivator will also provide you with the necessary information and tools to make your drive successful. The information covered

will include such topics as:

Basic recruitment techniques and tips for running a successful blood drive.

Blood drive space requirements and timetables.

Material and promotional support (Posters and Pamphlets)

4. Campaign

Encourage your employee to volunteer.

Use social media, email, posters, postcards, announcements, media – be creative and build momentum!

5. Recruit blood donors

Posters alone is not sufficient for a successful blood drive. The community should be informed and encouraged to come and donate blood.

Make your staff to put their names in a "I commit to donate my Blood" with their names and contact details.

Within your organization it's should be from top level management to base pyramidal level to participate.

D-Day ! - The Big day is here !

Your staff who will coordinate with Blood Bank should reach 15 minutes before Blood Bank team arrives. If on site, check with your security for easy

access of our transport and for our staff as well.

Encourage and remind all donors to keep appointments

Remind donors to eat, drink, and bring I.D.

Remind donors to eat good meal and drinking plenty of fluids within four hours of their appointment.

Remind donors to bring their ID's Blood Donor Card if they have or work badge

For textiles Industries with ex-patriates

Have their full names and Date of Birth printed and remit same to the persons who are doing registration. Have your staff to help for registration.

Refreshments

While blood bank provides refreshments for all drives, the refreshments area or zone should be near the bleeding area, so that blood bank staff

can see if they are OK.

Thank you to Donors

Thank all donors for their generosity and for having saved lives.

BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION

Thank

you

for

your

interest

in

planning

a

blood

clinic

at

your

organi

-

zation.

There

is

no

substitute

for

human

blood.

People

who

may

have

suffered

an

accident,

are

undergoing

surgery,

cancer

treatment

may

need

blood

transfusion

to

live.

Having

blood

available

for

those

in

need

at

the

time

it

is

needed

is

critical

to

sustaining

life.

Organizing

a

blood

drive

demands

a

good

planning.

To

help

you

or

-

ganize

a

successful

blood

drive,

we

are

presenting

you

below

Simple Steps for a Successful Blood Drive.

There are Two Types of Blood Drives

Which one is right for you?

For your convenience the National Blood Transfusion Service offers

two types of mobile blood drives :

1. The Mobile Blood Caravan ( Blood Bank Blood Mobile to the

parking lot of your organization or set up in a conference

room/gymnasium or auditorium/Classes. The Blood Bank

Coordinator or Blood Bank Motivators will help determine which

type of mobile drives best meets your needs.

2. Couches

The following is a quick list of instructions for a drive held within your

organization:

The room must be a minimum of 35 ftx 35 ft

The room is cleared and clean.

Accessibility of water, electricity and toilet for staff and donors

Provide tables, chairs (2 to three chairs per couches as well as for

registration of donors, HB test and for donors)

Direct staff where to park vehicles.

Cararan Size

The caravan is 40 feet long .

It require a large space for manoeuver and parking space should

be level.

Sufficient space is also required so that the blood mobile door

does not open into traffic.

Caravan does not have Air Conditioning and during summer or

hot weather, it is hot inside and often uncomfortable for both

donors and staffs.

The donor services staff will have passenger minivans or cars.

Elevator access must be available if the room is not on the first

floor of the building.

Planning your blood drive

1. The first and foremost step before planning your blood donation

is to check with Blood Bank of the availability of the date. Blood Bank

works on a First Come First Serve Basis.

2. Decide location, date and hours. (It should not be too

long)

Find a suitable location, such as a public square or a community cen-

ter. A few points to keep in mind: a comfortable waiting area for

donors, likely weather conditions on the day

3. Plan your recruitment strategy.

Blood Bank can help you by assigning a Blood Bank Motivator to

help you as well as doing Motivational Talk/sensitization and

awareness.

The Blood Bank Motivator will also provide you with the necessary

information and tools to make your drive successful. The informa-

tion covered will include such topics as:

Basic recruitment techniques and tips for running a successful

blood drive.

Blood drive space requirements and timetables.

Material and promotional support (Posters and Pamphlets)

4. Campaign

Encourage your employee to volunteer.

Use social media, email, posters, postcards, announcements, media

– be creative and build momentum!

5. Recruit blood donors

Posters alone is not sufficient for a successful blood drive. The com-

munity should be informed and encouraged to come and donate

blood.

Make your staff to put their names in a "I commit to donate my

Blood" with their names and contact details.

Within your organization it's should be from top level management

to base pyramidal level to participate.

D-Day ! - The Big day is here !

Your staff who will coordinate with Blood Bank should reach 15 min-

utes before Blood Bank team arrives. If on site, check with your secu-

rity for easy access of our transport and for our staff as well.

Encourage and remind all donors to keep appointments

Remind donors to eat, drink, and bring I.D.

Remind donors to eat good meal and drinking plenty of fluids

within four hours of their appointment.

Remind donors to bring their ID's Blood Donor Card if they have

or work badge

For textiles Industries with ex-patriates

Have their full names and Date of Birth printed and remit same to

the persons who are doing registration. Have your staff to help for

registration.

Refreshments

While blood bank provides refreshments for all drives, the refresh-

ments area or zone should be near the bleeding area, so that blood

bank staff can see if they are OK.

Thank you to Donors

Thank all donors for their generosity and for having saved lives.