Re: Eagle Project - Blood Drive
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 14 Oct 1996 15:11:52 -0400
I have seen and heard about blood drives approved for the
Eagle project, where the work is more than 1) passing out
flyers, or 2) calling people on a LIST provided by red cross.
A recent project that I heard about had a goal of 100
pints of blood, with a LEAST 10 first time donors!
Getting NEW donors is very hard, and finding NEW prospects
is also not so easy. In once case, the scout made presentations
at ROUND tables to try to get the adults scouter to sign up.
I also heard that there was a PRIZE donated for a drawing
for ALL qualified first time donars. I think it was a dinner
for 2 at a nice place.
You could try contacting fraternaties at any local college,
many frats and soroities are now trying to be more COMMUNITY
sensistive and helpful, and improve images etc. APO of course
would be a place to promote.
Going to FIRE Halls, and AMerican Legion posts will not get
you MANY (if any) first time donors. Many fire halls, and
Legions have thier OWN blood drives.
One of the drives, also included BONE marrow testing for the
national marrow donor database. Information was provided at
troops, and rountables, as well as church groups, PTA etc.
Information about bone marrow donation could help to save
100's of lives every year. That would be a hard one to set
a specific goal. Maybe develop the presentation, and present
it to 25 goups, or 500 people ?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City