Organizing a blood drive is an enriching and great way to show your support for your community, create a team-focused activity, and help patients in Western New York who need blood. Unyts wants to help you boost participation and awareness for your blood drive to make it successful and rewarding.
If you and your organization have never sponsored a blood drive, consider that patients in local hospitals use about 800 units of blood every day, and that these patients rely heavily on the participation and leadership of sponsors in our community. About half of that amount is collected at our 12 donor centers, but the other half must be collected through local drives organized by:
· High schools and colleges
· Community and civic organizations
· Faith-based organizations
Depending on space and other considerations, you can host a blood drive either at your organization’s site or on our Bloodmobile Bus. When thinking about hosting a blood drive, you may have questions about planning. Of course, the more time you give yourself, the better, but dowload the blood drive sponsor tool kit for a list of what you can do to ensure a successful drive.
Organizing a blood drive is easy. Your Unyts representative can walk you through the process. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Amanda Farrell at 716-566-3925 or submit your information below.