AADP isn’t currently hosting drive events, but we can still help you. We have 31 years of experience organizing and managing marrow and stem cell registration events around the country. AADP’s past registration events came from referrals in the community, patients, and/or a family member. If you have an idea of where to host a registration event, please let us know, and we can refer you to someone who can help. If you can’t 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
Select a venue that has a lot of visibility or people within your target audience:
- 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 the right people who can help you plan your event, print out flyers and posters, and help the day of the event.
3.) Set a Date for the Drive
For the best results, you will need at least 2-3 weeks lead time for planning your event if a date has not already been set. Yes, the event can be organized and conducted sooner, but you want a successful event, which means more planning time, if possible.
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 you are able to register more donors at every drive. AADP can help recruit volunteers if you don’t have access to helpers.