Each Carter BloodCare Blood Drive helps us provide for the local blood supply and gives hope to patients in need in our community. Blood Drives are a great opportunity to show people how easy it is to give, and it is up to you to find ways to get more people to roll up their sleeves. By now, you already know the guidelines for hosting a Carter BloodCare blood drive (http://www.carterbloodcare.info/guidelines-for-hosting-a-blood-drive/), but now it is time to learn how to make your blood drive unique and fun for all volunteers and donors.
Get their attention
The first step in making your blood drive stand out is getting the word out to potential donors. We will provide you with materials to help inform everyone of your upcoming drive, but don’t feel limited by that. Feel free to put up your own signs, decorate and find your own unique way to spread the word. Let your potential donors know when and where your drive takes place, what they will need to participate and how easy (and quick) it is to roll up your sleeves! Talk to your Carter BloodCare recruiter that is assigned to your drive, about fun ideas to get people excited for your blood drive.
How about a theme?
Feel free to theme your Carter BloodCare blood drive. A fun, united theme can bring attention to your drive and give your donors and volunteers a chance to have fun while doing something good for the community. From pirates to vampires, there’s no limit to what theme you can add to your drive to give everyone a chance to have more fun.
Everyone loves free stuff
We provide drinks and snacks for donors after they give, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give them a little more incentive. At your drive, feel free to offer your own snacks or other fun treats to give potential donors more reason to participate. Raffles, prizes, gifts and other goodies can help ensure a big turnout at your blood drive.
Technology makes it easier to spread the word about your blood drive to your community. Feel free to develop a hashtag for your volunteers, donors and more to spread the word and show off their excitement for your blood drive. At the drive, encourage everyone to use your hashtag and tag @CarterBloodCare to show off how much fun they are having at your blood drive.
The more fun donors have at their first Carter BloodCare donation experience, the more likely they are to sign up and donate again. There are a lot of ways to make your blood drive stand out. Use your creativity to think of ways you can make your blood drive unique. The more fun you have planning and putting on your Carter BloodCare blood drive, the more fun everyone who shows up is going to have!