Organizations Needed To Sponsor Blood Drives To Meet Hospital Needs
We need organizations to sponsor blood drives to meet our hospital needs!
Sponsoring a blood drive is a FREE and EASY way to give back to your community.
Versiti Blood Centers needs your help in finding new sponsors for blood drives in 2021!
Versiti Blood Centers is in desperate need for blood drive sponsors. It’s a time of year that presents challenges in recruiting groups to sponsor blood drives at their location – changing weather, busy schedules, seasonal illness and Holidays all play a factor, not to mention being in a pandemic. Yet, our need for blood doesn’t decrease and winter weather can lead to more traumatic injuries on icy roads.
Each day, Versiti Blood Centers needs approximately 600 blood donors to meet the needs of patients at over 70 hospitals in the Chicagoland area. There has been a steady decline in blood drive sponsorships from our community businesses, churches, civic organizations and schools due to the pandemic. Yet, blood drives are deemed essential in our community.
Blood inventory drastically declines after the holidays due to lack of blood drive sponsorship support. We need your help to stop the anticipated decline of donations by sponsoring a blood drive. Versiti Blood Centers relies on generous organizations to hold blood drives to assist us with the consistent need for blood for patients in our community hospitals.
Sponsoring a blood drive is easy.
Listed below is detailed information about hosting a blood drive.
Hosting a blood drive:
We would work with you every step of the way while planning the drive to provide coordination and marketing support to assure the drive is seamless and successful! We just need a little support from your group to advertise (with digital materials provided by Versiti), recruit, schedule donors and volunteers for the day of the drive.
Please consider sponsoring a blood drive. If you already sponsor a blood drive, THANK YOU and please consider sponsoring an additional drive in 2020 or 2021!! Also, please pass along this e-mail and my contact information to any organization that may be interested in receiving more information. We are here to answer any questions you may have. Versiti Blood Centers is grateful to those who are responding to the need of sponsoring a blood drive.
For more information and to fill out the interest form, visit: versiti.org/hosting-a-drive Click Here to go to website
or contact me, Shelley Mitchell, at 312-515-8808 call or text preferred, email- Smitchell@versiti.org