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When you host a blood drive, you are making a direct connection between the people you know around you and the hospital patients whose lives depend on the availability of blood. Being a blood drive coordinator is a way to give back to the community and has a direct and tangible impact on some of its most vulnerable people.

You may know someone who needed blood, you may want to honor the memory of someone you love, or you may simply want to give back because you know it’s important. Tell us more about you and the organization where you want to host a blood drive.

The Need

Did you know that every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion? That means that every day, Vitalant needs to collect as many as 5,500 blood donations. The only way that is possible is by working with a large number of volunteer blood donors and blood drive coordinators. Blood drive coordinators inspire and empower others to act on their desire to help. It’s an amazing way to pay it forward.

What it takes to be a blood drive coordinator

There is no financial cost to host a blood drive. Our staff will provide you with all the knowledge and tools you’ll need to succeed.

The main requirement is your desire to help others. After that, there are just a few things to consider to determine if hosting a blood drive is right for you. Preferably, the blood drive you host will be on-site where you work, live, worship…almost anywhere you can bring together a group of people. But if that isn’t an option for you, we now offer virtual blood drives.