These recruiting tips will help make the blood drive a success and ensure a positive experience for the donors.
Be Knowledgeable about Central Blood Bank and the Donation Process
Know the basic requirements for donating blood, and understand the donation process to tell donors what to expect when donating. Communicate the mission of Central Blood Bank and the facts about blood usage in our region. These will be distributed to you by your Central Blood Bank Account Manager and can also be found here on the Central Blood Bank website.
Recruit Donors Personally
Personally ask every potential donor to schedule an appointment. Be enthusiastic – excitement is contagious! Share information and be prepared to answer questions. Carry signup sheets at all times. The opportunity to recruit a donor may come up unexpectedly.
Know How to Handle Objections
Practice answering commonly asked questions and work to overcome objections. Reassure potential donors that donating blood is safe and simple. Respect someone’s legitimate fears and/or reasons for not donating.
Schedule Appointments for Donors
Communicate appointment times to all donors. Contact your Central Blood Bank Account Manager if the number of donors scheduled exceeds expectations. Remind donors to drink decaffeinated fluids and eat before donating, and to bring proper identification (such as a Central Blood Bank donor ID card or driver’s license) to the blood drive.