Hosting a Blood Drive for the Community Blood Bank | Community Blood Bank

Host A Drive

Thank you for your interest in hosting a blood drive with the Community Blood Bank!  We rely on organizations like yours and the donors you provide to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply for our partner hospitals.

Here are some general requirements for hosting a blood drive:

  1. The company/group must have an appointed or volunteer chairperson (Donor Chair).  If that person is not available the day of the drive, a designee must be assigned as a contact person for CBB staff for the duration of time that CBB is at the facility.
  2. After a donor chair is assigned and a date is selected, CBB will provide you with an interest sheet. This sheet will help decide what the best way to hold your drive will be. As a rule, CBB prefers to have 15-20 interested donors for a new blood drive.
  3. In order to hold a blood drive with CBB, a location must be confirmed as available and inspected by CBB staff. Indoor locations must be a minimum of 500 square feet, outdoor locations must be flat and at least 5 parking spaces in width. Additional guidelines will be provided to you by your CBB recruiter.
    • The decided upon location must be available one hour before AND after the blood drive to allow CBB staff to properly set-up and tear down.
  4. Your CBB recruiter will provide you with promotional materials to help advertise your blood drive. These items can be tailored to your needs, and may include items such as posters, flyers, paycheck inserts, table toppers, or stickers. Promotional materials will be provided to your staff with details such as time, location, date, and registration details.
  5. In order to effectively use your scheduled time, and due to the limited space inside the bloodmobile, an appointment schedule will be provided for your drive. This schedule is accessed through our donor portal and assures that donors will be comfortable and able to complete the donation process in a reasonable period of time.

For more detailed information, please view our Donor Chair Information Packet or contact your region's mobile drive coordinator:

Erie County Mobile Drive Coordinator

Erie County
Alyson Merryman

Northwestern Pennsylvania Mobile Drive Coordinator

Elk, Warren, and McKean Counties; Titusville Area
Sydnee Groenendaal

Western New York Mobile Drive Coordinator

Mercer & Venango Counties; Chautauqua County, NY
Kathy Hastings


"I am really thankful to have the cooperation of my fellow co-workers showing up to give blood and know that it is going to save many lives." - Ann Marie Huber, Donor Chairperson for Erie County Care Management