Other Ways You Can Help
Donating blood is one of the easiest and most profound ways to make an impact on your community. You don't need money or a lot of spare time to be able to make a contribution. You can save up to two lives with just 30-45 minutes of your time!
But sometimes our bodies just aren't designed to donate blood. And that's okay! You can still make an impact on patients' lives without donating blood. Below are several ways you can make a difference in your community by helping inform and encourage others to donate in your place.
Host a Blood Drive
Get your community involved by hosting a blood drive at your place of business, school or church. Our blood mobile travels across Central Texas to make donating blood convenient and easy for donors. Call 877-724-HERO (4376), and we will help you schedule the most convenient date for your potential donors.
We will send you a packet with information, tips and flyers to help you spread the word about your blood drive.
For more information about our bloodmobile and how to schedule a blood drive, please visit our Host a Drive page.
It sounds so simple because it really is! Personal encouragement from a friend is one of the most effective ways to get someone to donate blood. You can even accompany your friend while he/she donates.
If you recruit two of your friends, not only will you help save the lives of up to four patients, but you'll also receive a free blood donor t-shirt as a thank you for supporting your community! Visit our Promotions page to check out our latest giveaways.
In order to help increase blood donations, please recruit two donors (in the same month) who have never given or who have not registered to donate in the past six months. Don't forget to let us know you recruited two people! Ask your recruits to mention you at the time of registration. E-mail us at email@example.com if you cannot pick up your shirt and need us to mail it to you.
Become a Blood Center Volunteer! We need volunteers to help call donors about blood shortages. We also need help sending postcard announcements about upcoming events along with reminders to let donors know they are eligible to donate again.
For more information about how to become a volunteer, please visit the Become a Volunteer page or contact Scott & White Volunteer Services at 254-724-3199.
Become a Sponsor
Each month, a local business sponsor donates free items to give to each donors or to give as a grand prize as a token of appreciation for their life-saving gift. This partnership is a great opportunity to promote your business, particiapte in a life-saving community project and provide a well-deserved recognition to those who give the gift of life.
For more information about how to become a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 877-724-HERO (4376).
Involve Your Work Place
Encourage your employers to adopt a Donor Day Off program as a way to encourage employees to donate blood. With this program, donors who give a certain number of times would be able to redeem donations for a paid day off!