Your help is needed!
Lane Blood Center’s bloodmobile has served us well for many years, but on its own can no longer meet community needs. With a new vehicle we can do much more for the health of our region. The addition of a second vehicle would allow Lane Blood Center to better meet the high demand for mobile drives by serving additional rural locations and the numerous organizations and employers in Lane County who are interested in hosting drives. Because our current mobile is constantly in use, it is difficult to accommodate potential hosts.
• Almost half of all blood donations in Lane County are collected on mobile drives
• With a second bloodmobile, we can schedule approximately 250 more drives per year, and collect an additional 10,000 units of blood
It is vital for our bloodmobiles to be convenient and welcoming places for donors, and many local businesses and organizations are committed to maintaining the community’s blood supply. When we make blood collections more convenient and visible, we can recruit and keep more blood donors.
A larger, better-equipped collection vehicle will improve service and allow us to accommodate additional volunteer donors who generously give blood in their neighborhoods or where they work, worship and attend school.
Lane Blood Center’s existing blood donor coach is 14 years old. This reliable vehicle is expected to have many functional years of service remaining, but if our only coach is in the repair shop for a more than a day, operations suffer in several areas including collections and relationships with sponsors and donors. Over the past year, unanticipated mechanical problems have forced the cancellation of several vital blood drives.
This is why your financial contribution is so important!
For more information about the fundraising campaign, contact Elizabeth Brooke-Willbanks, Regional Development Officer for Oregon at 971-413-1329.