Did you know that by donating one unit of blood, you can save up to three lives? Imagine if all of the tenants in your building donated blood. How many units could be collected? How many lives could you save...a few hundred? And if all of BOMA/Chicago's Building Members hosted a drive together, how many lives could we save...thousands?
In 2019, we hosted 149 drives and collected 5,281 units of blood
through partnerships with the Versiti Blood Center, Vitalant and the Red Cross. Because of you, we impacted 15,800 lives!
You can help save lives by hosting a blood drive in your building at a time that works best for your team and tenants. Please read through our Blood Drive Guide to learn more. Reach out to any of our three blood drive partners (listed below) to schedule your drive.
Versiti Blood Center (Formerly Heartland Blood Centers)
Vitalant (Formerly LifeSource)
BOMA/Chicago Blood Drive Initiative Q&A
Where are blood drives being held this month? The Red Cross and Versiti publish a list of upcoming blood drives on their websites. The list of upcoming Red Cross drives are listed here (type in the zip code close to you in the search field on the left). The list of upcoming drives hosted by Versiti is listed here.
What are BOMA/Chicago's designated blood drive months? We have chosen two months of the year, March and September, as official blood drive months. Although we encourage you to host a drive whenever is best for you, we want to bring all of you together to host drives during March and September of each year.
What is involved? Planning a blood drive is a simple, seven-step process that we outline within the Blood Drive Guide.
Who should I contact to host a drive? Please reach out to Versiti Blood Center, Vitalant or the Red Cross directly.
What is the deadline to host a drive? Versiti Blood Center, Vitalant and the Red Cross prefer that you schedule a drive at least 12 weeks in advance. However, our partners will try to accommodate any time frame you propose.
Why should you host a drive? Hosting blood drives brings value to your buildings through tenant engagement and demonstrates that your team, owner and tenants have a strong sense of corporate social responsibility.
For any other questions, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 870-9608.