A Final Letter from Mitzy Edgecomb
It’s hard to believe we are in the final stretch of 2022. As we start to wrap up the final months of the year, I come to you with bittersweet news. I have accepted a new position within the Vitalant family. I will now serve as the Vice President of our West Division and will remain involved with our selfless blood drive coordinators. As I transition into this role, you will be hearing from various blood industry professionals throughout Vitalant who will share their unique insight into the fascinating process of saving lives through biotherapy.
Prevent Impossible Choices, Host a Winter Blood Drive
Hosting a blood drive this winter is more important than ever. The outlook is dire for patients who need blood transfusions. In a trauma situation, doctors may be faced with the impossible choice: Who gets blood and who must wait?
Blood drives of all sizes are vital so that cancer treatments and routine surgeries aren’t delayed, people with blood disorders will get the transfusions they need to live, and emergencies won’t wipe out a hospital’s blood supply.
Coordinator Meets the Need for a Local Donation Option
When her local blood drive combined with one in a neighboring town, Kristi Roots saw a need. She knew donors didn’t want to travel further to donate blood, so she started a new drive in her community. With the help of her staff and local media, Roots has kept the drive going strong for more than a decade.
Increase Health and Happiness in 2023 by Hosting Blood Drives
As we approach year’s end, you may be thinking about goals for 2023. Often, we resolve to adopt healthier habits, learn new skills, reduce our stress levels or do more for others. One valuable way you can accomplish all those goals is by hosting blood drives.
Blood Drive Coordinator Uses Unique Approach to Motivate Donors
Lisa Grimmett, blood drive coordinator for the Redding Host Lions, is not your typical coordinator.
Gratitude for Donors Who Helped Save His Son’s Life Leads to Giving Back
Eric Davis started hosting blood drives after his son needed blood transfusions and is now hosting four drives a year.
Volunteers Build a Legacy of Helping Others
The Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has a long history of helping others, and Larry Coffman has been involved for more than eight years as their leader.