Donor Chairperson Tools

Thank you for being somebody who saves lives with Michigan Blood. To patients in local hospitals who need blood, you are a hero!

This page is designed to put a wide array of resources at your fingertips. Need a poster template to advertise your blood drive? Check out the "Tools" section (right). How about a blood drive checklist or some information about the new tattoo guidelines? Those are there too. We also have links to promotion flyers about special programs, images you can use on social media sites, and sample reminder or thank-you messages. We tried to include just about everything you could need. But if you don't see what you need, you can always contact your Donor Relations Specialst.

Your Michigan Blood Team

Your Blood Program Consultant will help you in any way he or she can.

You will also have a drive chairperson guide called "DCP Success" to help you along the way. The Guide contains useful tools such as a mobile drive timeline, various checklists, and a fill-in thermometer you can use to show progress toward your collection goal. And if you need more copies of anythink in your guide, you can download them below.

DCP Success Guide

Recruitment Strategy & HemaConnect

Once you have agreed to host a blood drive and set the date, the next step is to form your blood drive team or committee. You don't have to do it all alone. In fact, we recommend that you ask a few of your coworkers to help out with this lifesaving community service.

Once you have your team together, recruiting blood donors becomes the focus. And you can reach out in several ways: making phone calls, sending emails, even setting up a sign-up event. However you choose to do it, remember that the number one reason people give for not donating blood is ... "No one ever asked me." So ask them. Personally ask your friends, family, and coworkers.

To help you reach out, Michigan Blood offers template emails you can access through our donor relationship management system called HemaConnect. Your Account Representative can get you set up with an account and train you on how to use it.

Access to HemaConnect


Other than recruiting donors, there are a few details that need to be handled. These include:

  • Confirming the details of your blood drive with your Account Representative
  • Reserving the room, tables, and chairs
  • Distributing/Posting promotional materials

If you you need help, you can always contact your Account Representative. We want your drive to be successful just as much as you do and will do what we can to help.

Southwest Michigan 

Heidi Seitz

Great Lakes Bay Region, Northwest Michigan, Southeast Michigan

Rachelle Treymann