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Blood Drive Choices

There's more than one way to host a Blood Drive at your organization. You can either have the Blood Drive in-house or in a self-contained bloodmobile.

In-House Blood Drive

If your organization has a large, comfortable room where all the Blood Drive equipment can be set up, such as a gymnasium, community center, or large conference room, then an in-house Blood Drive is the choice for you. Members of your organization can walk down the hall and conveniently donate. We bring all the necessary equipment and help you set up the area prior to the Blood Drive.

Self-Contained Bloodmobile

If you don't have the space for an in-house Blood Drive, then we can bring the space to you with a self-contained Bloodmobile. We'll park the Bloodmobile in a convenient location so that all your organization's members can easily participate in your Blood Drive.If you have any questions about how to organize your Blood Drive, give us a call at 800-469-7322 ext. 8178

Frequently Asked Questions
 

Can my donor and group points be combined?

No, these are separate programs. You will be able to redeem items from the appropriate store for your points. Many of the same items are available on both stores.

Will my points expire?

Yes, after 24 months of inactivity.

What if the blood bank cancels a blood drive (i.e. mechanical issues) will I still get my points & credit for the drive?

We apologize for this rare inconvenience; however, in order to earn points, you must actually host a drive. Your Account Marketing Manager will work with you to reschedule your drive as soon as possible.

How will the goals for the drive be established?

The goals will be established and agreed upon by you and your Account Marketing Manager.

Will I get credit for the number of employees who show up to donate, even if they don't complete the process?

Your goals are established based on the actual number of units collected, so you will only get points for successful donations. You can help avoid deferrals by encouraging your donors to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids. You should also educate them about the donor requirements.

What if your staff turns away donors because they are too busy?

If you exceed the number of sign-ups prior to your drive, please work with your Account Marketing Manager to see how you can accommodate the additional donors. If we aren't able to accommodate all donors on the day of the drive, please work with the blood drive staff to redirect donors to one of our centers or other mobile drives.

Will I get credit for past blood drives?

Since this program started on January 1, 2007, you will accrue points for all subsequent blood drives.

Why do you want a committee to help me coordinate the blood drive?

We have discovered over the years that the most successful blood drives are coordinated by committees, who help spread the word and educate donors.

What is the time period for this new program?

The program will run on a calendar year, starting January 1.

Some of my donors go to a San Diego Blood Bank center to donate; will I get credit for their donations?

Yes, if the donation is made seven days prior or seven days after your drive and the special code is mentioned.

What are critical dates?

These are dates established by the blood bank because they occur during a time when the blood supply typically decreases to dangerously low levels (i.e. holidays, days around holidays, etc.).

My company will not let me accept gifts, what can I do with my points?

The Online Store will have items that can be purchased for use at future drives or the points can be donated back to the San Diego Blood Bank.