Super Donor Days Volunteers needed!!

super donor days

Volunteers are needed for either Tuesday, July 2 or on Wednesday, July 3 for the two day Super Donor Days Blood Drive at Shopko Hall in Green Bay.

Tuesday, July 2   

  • 3:45pm – last donor passes through your area

Needed:  4 Donor room Aides

Wednesday, July 3 

  • 6:30am – 10:00am

Needed:  5 donor room aide and 2 refreshment

  • 9:45am – 1:30pm or last donor passes through your area

Needed:  9 donor room aides and 3 refreshment

Donor Room Aide – Work in the blood donation area wiping down the beds after each use, carry bins with blood bags to the MUA’s for processing, and escort donors to the canteen area

Canteen – Serve drinks and food to donors after their donation, monitor donors for post donation reactions

To sign up email Mary at mary.brunner@redcross.org or call 920-227-4240. Provide your first and last name, phone number, day, and shift time you would prefer to work.                                              

Volunteers Needed: Super Donor Days Blood Drive

The Super Donor Days blood drive will be taking place Monday, July 2 & Tuesday, July 3 at Shopko Hall, 1901 South Oneida Street, Green Bay.

We are looking for volunteers to help support this event. This is a good opportunity for teens, families to volunteer together, seniors or anyone!

Monday, July 2 ~ Shopko Hall

Donor Room Aide: Work in the blood donation area wiping down the beds after each use, carry bins with blood bags to the MUA’s for processing, and escort donors to the canteen area~

Time: 11:45am-4:00pm or 3:45pm-7:00pm or (or until the last donors pass through the area)

Canteen: Serve drinks and food to donors after their donation, monitor donors for post donation reactions

Time: 11:45am-4:00pm

Child Care Table: Supervise young children while their parent is donating

Time: 3:45pm-7:00pm (or until the last child passes through your area)

Blood Drop Costume: Wear blood drop costume and walk around outside along Lombardi & Oneida Street

Time: 11:45am-4:00pm or 3:45pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, July 3 ~ Shopko Hall

Donor Room Aide: Work in the blood donation area wiping down the beds after each use, carry bins with blood bags to the MUA’s for processing, and escort donors to the canteen area~

Time: 6:15am-10:00am or 9:45am-1:00pm (or until last donor passes through the area)    

Canteen: Serve drinks and food to donors after their donation, monitor donors for post donation reactions

Time: 6:15am-10:00am & 9:45am-1:00pm (or until last donor passes through the area)

Child Care Table: Supervise young children while their parent is donating

Time: 9:45am-1pm (or until last donor passes through the area)

Blood Drop Costume: Wear blood drop costume and walk around outside along Lombardi & Oneida Street

Time: 6:15am – 10:00am & 9:45am 1:00pm

To Register:

Call or e-mail: Mary Brunner at 920-227-4240 or mary.brunner@redcross.org

Other Instructions:

Attire: To have a consistent look and to identify the volunteers to the donor, please wear either black or tan pants/skirt/capris or shorts and a white shirt/blouse.

Check-in: Shopko Hall front entrance inside to the right as you enter.  15 minutes before the scheduled shift.

Volunteer Check in – Inside Shopko Hall – Once you get checked in you will be directed to the Team Supervisor for specific job instructions.

Food/Snacks: You will be provided food/snacks & beverages during your break.  If you would like to bring something to share feel free to do so.

If you have a specific area you would like to volunteer in please let me know.  We will try to accommodate your need.

Red Cross holds Super Donor Days

Written by Kelcie C. McCrae Green Bay Press Gazette 

425 pints of blood collected at 2-day event

Registered nurse Lorrie John preps Joan Braekman before she donates blood. Braekman is a regular donor who has given more than 10 gallons of blood over the years. / Kelcie C. McCrae/Press-Gazette

Laure Cisler didn’t go to the 25th annual Super Donor Days just to donate blood.

She wanted to say thanks.

“I don’t know who the donors were when I received the blood 18 years ago,” Cisler said. “But I like to think they know who they are if they were here 18 years ago, I’d just like to thank them.”

The annual blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross was held Thursday and Friday at Shopko Hall. Each year, coordinators try to collect enough blood to last through the Fourth of July weekend.

“Blood is needed each and every day,” said Dave Liethen, donor recruitment representative for the Badger Hawkeye Region of the American Red Cross. “Just because it’s the Fourth of July doesn’t mean that everybody is cured of cancer, people aren’t having heart attacks, or people aren’t getting in accidents and needing blood.”

It is because of annual blood drives similar to Super Donor Days that Cisler says she is alive.

“I was really lucky they held this event when I needed the blood,” she said. “You don’t know what tomorrow holds, whether it’s for you or a loved one, and there’s nothing that can replace that blood, so it’s necessary.”

Cisler’s life changed 18 years ago shortly after the Fourth of July.

Five weeks after she delivered her daughter Courtney, now 18, Cisler began to hemorrhage. She lost half the blood in her body, resulting in the need for donated blood. Now a healthy mother, Cisler, as well as her daughter, have become advocates for the American Red Cross and events that promote blood donations.

“It’s just nice to see all the people here willing to help people like my mom,” Courtney Cisler said. “They don’t know if it’s going to be someone that they know that they are going to be helping, and an hour of their time can give someone the rest of the rest of their life.”

According to Liethen, summer months trigger problems for blood donation centers. Many people are consumed with vacation time and leisure activities, which leaves donation centers dry.

Just like groceries, blood has an expiration date. Because it spoils quickly, they are trying to make sure they have enough clean and useable blood to supply those who need it.

A goal was set of 390 pints of blood to help serve throughout this holiday weekend. At the end the event, they received 425 pints of blood.

“This is the best two-day event since 2007,” said Liethen. “We’re really happy with the pints, it means that people who need it will receive it.”

Given their excitement on exceeding their goal, Liethen stressed that there still is a need for blood and encourages everyone to continue to stay informed on when and where a blood drive will be held.

“We need to make sure we have enough blood on hand,” Liethen said. “It might be something as simple as a trip to the grocery store, or a bite to eat and suddenly you get into an accident and find yourself on the receiving end.”

— kmccrae@greenbaypressgazette .com and follow her on Twitter @PGKelcieMcCrae.

 

Mark Your Calendar to Participate in the Largest Blood Drive in NE Wis.

Seenia Thao - Anika AbidThe American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s 23rd Annual Super Donor Days will be on July 1, 2009 from 1 pm to 7 pm and July 2, 2009 from 7 am to 1 pm at Shopko Hall in Green Bay, Wis. This year the Super Donor Days goal is 400 pints. “There are people who need blood each and every day so if people can bring a family member or a friend when they come to donate that would be great,” says Dave Liethen, Donor Recruitment Representative.

Liethen says the blood drive is held at this time of year to make sure there is enough blood available over the holiday.  It isn’t that that there is an increase of need but with people going on vacation and preparing for the holiday there is a drop in donations.The blood drive is very important to make sure we have blood on hand for those who are in accidents, have heart attacks, need it for cancer treatments and all others in our area whose lives are saved by blood donations.

The Red Cross will be doing its best to make it easy and fun for donors who make it to Super Donor Days. For the convenience of blood donors there will be free childcare and free parking across the street from Shopko Hall. Glass Nickel Pizza Company will be providing free pizza and Schwan’s will be offering free ice cream. There will be give-aways to the first 50 participants and lots of other fun stuff.

Walk-ins are always welcome but scheduling an appointment is appreciated. To make an appointment: log on to http://www.givebloodgivelife.org/ or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).Q90 FM DJ-Scotty

A lot of people donate because there is a need and they want to help out. “In today’s economy this is one way people can help out without opening up their purse or wallet,” says Liethen.