Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet

We know donating regularly takes time and commitment. That's why the Scott & White Blood Center hosts an Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet each January to honor a select group of donors and blood drive coordinators for their dedication to saving lives throughout the year.

All blood donors who have given at least five times and all platelet donors who have given at least 10 times in 2013 are invited to attend the Scott & White Blood Center's Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet . Guests will be treated to a complimentary dinner as they are honored during an award presentation.


Whole Blood Donor Awards

Whole blood donors can donate every two months (56 days) up to seven times per calendar year.

We've provided a useful guide to help you stay on track toward your donation goal this year. Below each award level is a list of dates you must give each donation by in order to remain eligible for that award.

  • Gold Award*— Give blood seven times to receive a special Gold Award gift at the Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet
  • Silver Award— Give blood six times to receive a special Silver Award gift at the Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet
  • Bronze Award— Give blood five times to be recognized as a Bronze Award Donor at the Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet

  Gold Silver Bronze
1st
1/29 3/26 5/21
2nd
3/26 5/21 7/16
3rd
5/21 7/16 9/10
4th
7/16 9/10 11/05
5th
9/10 11/05 12/31
6th
11/05 12/31 -
7th
12/31 - -

*Note: Due to the donation frequency established by the FDA for the health of the donors, whole blood donors cannot achieve the gold donor award level two consecutive years.


Dual Red Cell Donor Awards

Dual red cell donors can donate every four months (112 days)  up to four times per calendar year.

We've provided a useful guide to help you stay on track toward your donation goal this year. Below each award level is a list of dates you must give each donation by in order to remain eligible for that award.

  • Gold Award*— Give dual red cells four times to receive a special Gold Award gift at the Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet
  • Silver Award— Give dual red cells three times to receive a special Silver Award gift at the Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet

  Gold Silver
1st
1/29 5/21
2nd
5/21
9/20
3rd
9/10 12/31
4th
12/31 -

*Note: Due to the donation frequency established by the FDA for the health of the donors, dual red cell donors cannot achieve the gold donor award level two consecutive years.


Platelet Donor Awards

Platelet donors can donate approximately every two weeks up to 24 times per calendar year.

Because platelet donation frequency varies for each donor, there are no target donation dates for the platelet donor awards. Instead, platelet donors have a donation range for each award level.

  • Gold Award— Give platelets between 20 to 24 times to receive a special Gold Award gift at the Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet
  • Silver Award— Give platelets between 17 and 19 times to receive a special Silver Award gift at the Annual Donor Appreciation Banquet
  • Bronze Award— Give platelets between 10 and 16 times to be recognized as a Bronze Award Donor at the Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet

Gold Silver Bronze
20-24 donations
17-19 donations
10-16 donations


Coordinator Awards

All coordinators who host at least five blood drives during the calendar year are invited to attend the banquet. Additional awards are presented to blood drive coordinators based on the number of donors who donate at their blood drive(s) throughout the year:

  • Four-Season Blood Drive
  • Outstanding School Blood Drive
  • Outstanding Church Blood Drive
  • Outstanding Clinic Blood Drive
  • Outstanding Corporate Blood Drive
  • Outstanding Small Business Blood Drive
  • Outstanding Community Blood Drive
  • Outstanding First Time Blood Drive

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