Friday, 4 July 2014

Charlottetown Blood Drive 2014

On Friday, June 13, 2014, Pam Smith, a TTP survivor and active Answering TTP Foundation community member, held a blood drive in her community! 

20 units of whole blood were collected and 6 more people joined Answering TTP Foundation's Partners For Life team!

Below is a note from Pam about why she organized the blood drive and how easy it was! 

"With the help of Answering TTP Foundation's team in Toronto, who created posters and helped to promote the blood drive on the Foundation's Website and Facebook group. Organizing a blood drive in my community was an easy way to get involved and give back to the community!

I sent out e-mail messages to all of my friends and asked them to forward my request on to all of their friends and family. I put up posters around the city where I live, plus in 5 other communities within 50 miles of my city. I reached out to local radio stations to have my blood drive announced on their community bulletin boards and had a small article written up in a seniors magazine that comes out in the local newspaper. I also advertised my blood drive on my Facebook page. 

On the day of the drive the mother, sister and niece of my TTP friend from the UK joined me at the blood donation clinic to hand out information cards and ribbons (that were supplied by the Answering TTP Foundation) to donors. 

The staff at the donation clinic were awesome and even baked cookies to give to blood donors!

We live in a small Province but with a little bit of effort to advertise the event, I was able to attract 20 donors to participate that day!

Please help raise awareness for TTP and the need for blood drives!"

- Pam Smith

Thank you Pam for all of your hard work and dedication! 

Thinking about organizing a blood drive in your local community? It's easy and we are here to help! Visit our Blood Donation Page HERE to get started!

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