In general, I think it is a function of how active a Blood
Reed Davis (reed@DTDSOB3.WPO.STATE.KS.US)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 08:10:08 -0500
Bank is in drawing in your community. Th
In general, I think it is a function of how active a Blood Bank is in drawing in
your community. The actual drawing is
restricted to blood band personnel. BUT -- My feeling that an acceptable Eagle
Project can be developed if there is
a need to increase participation in the community. This could involve training
Scouts and others how to be
recruiters, making personel and telephone solicitations to establish committment
to donate. One of the important
things that Blood Banks are looking for is "first time donors" because that help
s increase the pool of likely donors.
A Project which is aimed at increasing first time donors and understanding can b
e very valuable to the community.
The leadership comes in the teaching and coordinating of a crew of solicitors.
Just putting up fliers is less than
desirable. The key is to increase community awarness and committment. Don't fo
rget the local high school.
Individuals who are 17 and meet the other requirements can donate and may start
them on a lifelong willingness to
be a donor.
>>> Robert Cataldo <RCATALDO@BLENHEIM.COM> 10/11/96 12:11pm >>>
One of the scouts in our troop wants to do a blood drive for his eagle project.
Our local volunteer ambulance corp
likes the idea and will back him.
The council eagle project coordinator does not like blood drives ( does not feel
it is good enough or will have
sufficient hours ).
The scout wants to get the schools and churches in the community along with the
volunteer ambulance and
volunteer fire departments involved.
Does anyone have ideas to boost up a blood drive to make it substantial enough f
or an eagle project?
ASM Troop 55 Irvington, NY
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