Battle of the Banks Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Earl Bell Community Center 1212 S. Church Street

 

The summer months are an incredibly difficult time of year for the Red Cross to meet the blood needs of area hospital patients.  With 20% of the nation's blood supply coming from high school and college blood drives, and many regular donors taking vacations the Red Cross historically faces a blood shortage in August.  Last month alone we saw 12% fewer donors than we needed to meet a stable blood supply.  We are seeing donor turn out among the lowest numbers this summer.  We felt this was a fun way to help the Red Cross prevent a blood shortage by depositing donations into our blood bank.

How it works:

  • We are designating August 2 as a "Bankers Blood Drive Challenge - Help us fill our blood bank".  The blood drive will be held at Earl Bell Community Center from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • All banks are encouraged to participate in a friendly competition to see who can "deposit" the most blood donations into the Red Cross bank
  • Participating banks will be split into 2 brackets to compete (banks with less than 20 employees and banks with more than 20 employees) - the banks with the largest participation of donors based on their size will earn bragging rights and a traveling trophy.  We also encourage banks to promote to their bank customers to donate on behalf of their favorite community bank.

 

Won't you help the Red Cross with this blood drive and help save lives.  Thank you!!