Inspiring others to give blood by hosting a blood drive is a rewarding way to benefit your community. It’s also an opportunity to give your organization’s members a chance to share in the wonder of transforming the lives of others. At Vitalant, we have thousands of volunteers we call blood drive coordinators, who partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is always available for patients who need it.

Blood drives can be held at businesses, schools, places of worship, community and civic organizations—anywhere enough people are willing to roll up their sleeves to save lives. In fact, more than half of the blood we collect comes from our mobile blood drive programs.

We have just a few basic requirements for successful blood drives*:

  • We ask for a minimum of 30 people who are committed to participate in a blood drive. We will supply you with tools to help you measure the level of interest in your organization.
  • You must have either an inside location that meets certain requirements for staff and equipment or an outside location suitable for a bloodmobile.

You will be working with experienced donor recruitment representatives, who will guide you every step of the way to ensure your blood drive is a success.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer blood drive coordinator, please complete our host blood drive form below. Once completed, an email will be sent to a local donor recruitment representative in your area who will contact you within three working days.

Join us and, together, we’ll do something amazing to change people’s lives.

*If your group doesn't meet these requirements, please reach out to us. We would love to talk about alternative partnership opportunities. 

“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the blood donors who generously gave their time to make a donation. You are making a real difference.”

— KRISTIN, BLOOD RECIPIENT