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Become a Donor Chairperson
A donor chairperson (DCP) plays an important role in helping Michigan Blood save lives. A DCP organizes blood drives at their school, church, or place of business, and recruits friends, family, and coworkers to donate blood at those blood drives. It does take effort, but you get so much more in return. How often do you get to say that you helped so many people save lives?
Most DCPs are adults, but even kids can help! Scouts, Brownies, school groups, and church groups are just some of the organizations led by kids who promote blood drives.
What does a donor chairperson do?
Simply put, a DCP encourages other to donate blood. But since only about 5% of the population actually gives blood, it makes sense that it will take some effort. The role of a DCP includes:
- Scheduling blood drive dates and confirming details
- Reserving a room, tables, and chairs
- Distributing promotional materials (supplied by Michigan Blood)
- Scheduling donors by making phone calls, sending emails, etc.
- Personally asking donors for committed appointments
- Staying in contact with staff at Michigan Blood
But you're not in it alone. Every donor chairperson is assigned a Donor Relations Specialist who's main goal is to help you host the most successful blood drive possible.
Worried about space to hold the drive?
Ask about the Blood Bus, a complete blood donation solution on wheels. All you need is level parking space
and nearby restrooms.
How can you sign up?
To sponsor a blood drive, call the recruitment department in your area, toll-free in Michigan, at 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or send an e-mail to our Donor Relations Staff.