Blood Donation Report Annual Meeting 2012
Prepared by Sue Lisowski
This year the blood drive was held on Sunday, August 7th, 2011. We exceeded our goal with 21 units donated through Heartland Blood Centers, which provides blood products to 38 area hospitals. Although we had some no-shows, there were also some last-minute donors who saved the day.
Heartland has reserved August 5th of 2012 for the drive this year. However, I suspect that holding the blood drive in early August negatively impacts participation because it is typically a time when many people are on summer vacations. I plan to look into pushing the date back a few weeks in hopes of signing up more donors this year. Please keep in mind that the blood drive is open to the public, so please help us be successful by inviting your family and friends to sign up for an appointment once registration begins in July.