Arrange a blood drive in your community
By joining forces with us, you can count on:
- A designated Blood Drive Coordinator who will assist you with your blood drive from beginning to end.
- Flyers, posters and any other collateral needed to promote your drive. These items will be designed for you and dropped off to you approximately four weeks before your blood drive date.
- Availability of our staff to speak at your luncheons or business meetings.
- A special invitation to our annual Donor Appreciation Event where we recognize all our blood drive partners. The event consists of dinner, entertainment and special awards. Our event typically takes place in March at the City of Hope, Duarte campus.
All blood drives conducted by City of Hope can either be set up in an enclosed room at your location or on our Bloodmobile (our bus is 40’ long, 8.5’ wide and 13’ high). Requirements will be provided to you by a City of Hope Blood Drive Coordinator. City of Hope reserves the right to cancel a blood drive if these requirements cannot be met.
Proof of liability of insurance for our Bloodmobile can be provided upon request. Requests must be provided to your Blood Drive Coordinator four weeks in advance of your blood drive date.
To host a blood drive, you will need to:
- Designate a contact person who will become familiar with the requirements for blood donation and schedule blood donors.
- A minimum of 50 committed and eligible donors must be signed up to donate blood.
- Schedule your blood drive with the City of Hope coordinator at least 8-10 weeks in advance.
- Identify a site before we can confirm the blood drive. The site must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 1,000 square feet (one room or combined rooms) of cleared area
- Sufficient lighting and electrical outlets
- Well ventilated (air conditioned and/or heated)
- Clean, functioning restrooms
- Accessibility for loading and unloading of blood drive medical supplies
- All blood drives must run for a duration of six hours (i.e., 8:00am-2:00pm; 1:00pm-7:00pm).
City of Hope retains the right to withdraw from this commitment in the event of a medical center emergency.