Many of AADP’s registration drives come from referrals in the community and some are referred to us by a patient and/or a family member. If you have an idea of where to host a bone marrow registration drive, please let us know and we can follow up. If you don’t have the ability to actually host the drive, we can follow through for you.
…but if you’d like to help host a drive, here are some steps to consider:
How to begin planning for a Donor Drive
1.) Select a location for your drive
AADP can conduct drives in several types of locations:
- Festivals/Community Events
- Any large gathering of people
- Community Centers
- Anywhere that you feel would be a good central location
2.) Contact AADP
Give us a call or email AADP and we will connect you to a staff member and help you plan your drive, print out flyers and posters, and conduct the drive on the day itself.
3.) Set a Date for the Drive
AADP can get a drive together in as little as two days, however we do ask for at least 2-3 weeks lead time for planning if a date has not already been set.
Drives are often successful because of the lead time for advertising, social media, education, and overall awareness of the drive to potential donors. Pre-educated is also a key component for well-educated and retained donors.
Volunteers are necessary and help make a drive successful! It was through the help of volunteers that we are able to register more donors at every drive. AADP can help recruit volunteers if you don’t have access to helpers.