Host a Blood Drive
Hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth is a wonderful way to support the public health of your community. There is no fee to host a drive, and LifeSouth provides all of the necessary equipment, donor recognition gifts and support to help make your drive a success.
To host a blood drive with your business, church, organization, event or neighborhood group, let us know that you’d like to serve as a Donor Chairperson: a vital link between your organization and LifeSouth. As a Chairperson, you will work with the local LifeSouth team and donor recruiter to schedule, organize and promote your blood drive(s).
Depending upon the size of your organization, you may find it helpful to establish a blood drive committee of outgoing, dependable people who will help to ensure that your organization meets its blood drive goal. The most important ingredient in creating a successful blood drive is personal contact; studies have shown that the most common reason people have not donated is because no one has asked them. You and your committee can change that — and change the lives of multiple local patients and their families in the process.
LifeSouth can facilitate blood drives using one of its signature red, white and blue bloodmobiles, or create a “pop-up” donor center indoors. Your local LifeSouth team will work with you to identify the best location for your blood drive.
Interested in hosting your own community blood drive?
For more information on hosting a blood drive, send us an email.
LifeSouth has a program for youth organizations interested in hosting blood drives.
LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program supports non-profit youth organizations in the community by providing reimbursement to those programs that host blood drives and recruit blood donors. The program helps educate youth about the importance of blood donation and provide lifesaving blood components to patients in the community. Apply here.