Blood Drive Volunteers
In May of 2006, ACH began hosting monthly blood drives. Not only was this a leap of faith, but it was also a new challenge for our department and volunteers. Since then, we have collected 397 productive units at ACH and an additional 187 productive units from our corporate sponsors in 2006.
How do these volunteers assist during the blood drives? They greet each donor and walk them through the registration process, while answering any questions the donor may have. These volunteers are our “Seven second impression!” What does that mean? The way someone is greeted, assisted, etc. all happens in that first seven seconds – and it is during that time an individual forms an opinion in determining what kind of an experience they are going to have.
Other volunteers take charge of the canteen which provides refreshments to donors. This is very important as the donors begin the replenishment process of donating. These volunteers also offer educational information to the donors and spend time visiting with each individual.
The volunteers who are part of our blood drive team are vital to the success of our monthly blood drives. We want to say a special “thank you” to the following volunteers who assist during our drives: Jerry Flanigan, Saundra Ottle, Margaret Conrad, Mary Karvel, Corliss Ritchie, Myrna Dulaney, Nola Warstler, Ruth Williams, Thelma Litke, Jean Ferguson and Marilyn White.