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American Red Cross Blood Drive Planning Meeting

posted Mar 3, 2012, 6:41 PM by Alabama Delta   [ updated Mar 3, 2012, 6:50 PM ]

American Red Cross Contacts:  Bio-Medical Services

Vickey Barnett, Donor Recruitment & Development Manager, 256-966-5836,

Sara Cochran, Account Manager (Madison and Jackson Co), 256-690-8066,

Chrissa Mayhall, Tau Beta Pi at UAH – Blood Drive Coordinator, 256-759-2465,


Thursday, March 29, 2012

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm – staff will arrive at 10:30 am to begin set up in the University Center Exhibit Hall

Location:  University Center – Exhibit Hall


36 pints (sign up 55 donors); each pint can save up to 3 lives

ALYX (double red cell)  donors: 1 donor at the top of each hour (see eligibility guidelines); each donation counts as 2 towards your goal


University Center Exhibit Hall –  Registration will be outside of the exhibit hall.  Canteen and holding area will be just inside of the room.

PROMOTIONAL / INCENTIVE ITEMS: All items are first come first served

Winter Regional Drawings – All presenting volunteer blood donors will be automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Air Lines round trip tickets.

All presenting volunteer blood donors will receive an American Red Cross t-shirt


American Red Cross


Postcards to donors

Voice recorded Broadcast Message to donors from previous drives. 

Signs at University Center entrances – Sara to bring

Placed on student activities calendar – Sara added in early Feb.

 Tau Beta Pi – will hang posters; Can promote on FB?  Can send texts to friends? Can announce in class and pass around schedule?

VOLUNTEERS for Blood Drive:

Registration: 1 volunteer per 2 hour shift

Canteen: 1 volunteer per 2 hour shift

Donor Recruiters (during blood drive): 2 volunteers per 2 hour shift

Volunteers to make appointments:  1 volunteer per call sheet

Pre-Shift:  Need contact to meet staff upon arrival at 10:30

Shift 1:  12 to 2 pm

Shift 2:  2 to 4 pm

Shift 3:  4 to 6 pm

Sara Cochran with the Red Cross will be at the drive to assist.  The Red Cross staff will set up and break down the blood drive.


            Common Donor Eligibility Questions

            Other “Talking Points” provided


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