Doing good is more fun together. Organising a blood donation campaign is a great way for businesses, associations, and educational institutions to inspire members of their communities to help many patients in need. Join us and make the blood circulate!
Cyclists belonging to Team Rynkeby God Morgon got together to donate blood as part of their BloodGroup before setting off on a bike ride to Paris.
A blood donation campaign encourages new faces to join in and creates a great sense of community – doing something really worth while together. A campaign can last for an entire (school) year or only a few months. It may include a playful competition between different departments, localities or member organisations or clubs. Why not make it an annual tradition for your organisation!
If you would like assistance while developing ideas, please contact info(at)veripalvelu.fi – we are happy to help! The checklist below serves as a good starting point for planning.
Be enthusiastic and factual in your communication
The more inspirational, understandable, and dynamic you make your message, the more participants will want to get involved.
Campaign messages should include the following info:
- The campaign name, the campaign period, and the campaign’s contact person/organiser
- Where, who, and how to participate
- Who can donate blood: link to the suitability test www.sovinkoluovuttajaksi.fi
(also in English) and the number of the free Donor Helpline, tel. +358 (0)800 0 5801 (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Accumulating donor points
In order for donors to jointly accumulate donor points, participating associations, clubs or units must first register their BloodGroup
. Once the Group is registered, each participant should provide the name of their Group when they donate blood for the first time. After this, they will be part of the BloodGroup and automatically accumulate donor points for the Group’s points balance with all future visits.
To identify all the BloodGroups participating in your campaign, please add a common identifier to each group's registration form. This might be, for example, the name of the relevant umbrella organisation or the name of your campaign.
When your campaign is over, you get the results from the Blood Service. In longer campaigns, you can ask for information a few times along the way.
At your request, the Blood Service will provide certificates of merit for distribution to the campaign winners. You may wish to reward the group that has donated the most blood in total and the group that has donated the most blood proportionate to the number of group members. You can also reward the winning groups with your own prizes (please note that, by law, donating blood must be done voluntary and without remuneration).
Join us in lending an arm to save lives together!