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Host a Blood Drive

Every day, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center conducts mobile blood drives at businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations throughout our region. Hosting a mobile blood drive costs nothing, and is a great way for your organization to provide a critical resource that can help save the lives of patients at hospitals in your community.

When first-time blood donors are asked why they haven’t donated in the past, they frequently tell us, “No one ever asked me before.” Volunteer Blood Drive Coordinators are essential to recruiting new blood donors (as well as repeat and lapsed donors) simply by asking people you know to give blood. And by providing a wide range of marketing materials, CICBC will help you do the asking!

Hosting a Mobile Blood Drive

CICBC’s Donor Relations staff will work with your organization to identify a date and location for your blood drive, and will provide a wide range of marketing communications to support your efforts to recruit donors from within your organization. This includes posters, mailbox stuffers, table tents, news releases and even tools to help you create your own e-mail campaigns.

We can hold a blood drive in a conference room, gymnasium, classroom or similar location within your facility, or, if a suitable location can’t be found, we can bring a CICBC bloodmobile (a fully functioning donor-room-on-wheels) directly to you!

To learn more about hosting a mobile blood drive at your location, you may contact one of the following consultants in our Donor Relations Department:

For blood drives in Springfield, Illinois, please contact Jessica Becker at
(217) 241-7534 or jbecker@cicbc.org.

For blood drives in Bond, Cass, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike and Scott counties, please contact Mindy Melton at (217) 241-7541 or mmelton@cicbc.org.

For blood drives in Christian, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Sangamon (outside of Springfield) and Tazewell counties, please contact Alexis Yadron at (217) 720-5921 or ayadron@cicbc.org.

Marketing Your Drive

Once your blood drive is scheduled, your Donor Relations Consultant will support your efforts to recruit donors from within your organization. This includes posters, table tents, mailbox stuffers, and even tools you can use to create your own e-mail campaign.

CICBC takes pride in delivering excellent customer service to blood donors and your organization. To ensure the Blood Center will have an appropriate amount of staff, equipment and other resources at your blood drive, it is very important to have a complete and accurate schedule of individuals who have volunteered to give blood at your drive. Your Donor Relations Consultant will meet with you to help plan your blood drive and provide all of the tools you’ll need to recruit a full slate of donors.