Working Methodology

The working of this arrangement requires frequent small blood donation camps to be held throughout the year. This means that the blood bank must get a very regular supply of Voluntarily donated blood. The following points will describe all working details
Donor Education A Blood Donor Manual will be provided to the college. Copies of it must be available to the blood donors to be read and returned.

Size of the Camp At a time not more than 35 units of blood are to be donated. It is expected that the colleges arrange for camps in a manner that at a time only about 3-4 classes are invited to donate. This can be repeated for other classes thus giving everyone a comfortably spaced chance to donate blood.

Frequency Of Camp A Camp is expected every week from one of the colleges. But if we take a particular college then the following formula provides the required frequency of camp: Camps/Month = Total Number of Students / (100 X 6) With this process, every time a camp is held 100 people will be eligible to donate. With an efficiency of 35% in donor conversion, the blood collection target will be met. Also the same people will get a chance to donate blood in not less than 6 months.

Camp Location A room/hall in the college campus capable of holding 5-6 beds with about 4 tables and 10 chairs is an ideal location. Ventilation is desired.

Duration of Camp Each camp must last around 2 hours. This includes only the donation time. Time to set up beds etc. and to remove them is extra.

Impact on Academic Schedule The Camp is to be Organized to have minimum fingerprint on academic schedule.For donors, ideally it should be limited to exemption from one class (with attendance granted). Student's can return to normal routine after donation.

Volunteers Required 4-6 Volunteers who have received a prior training from Sankalp are required to ensure smooth blood drive. Presence of Volunteers for about 3 hours in requested.

Donor Refreshments The blood bank will provide juice for all donors. However the college may want to add other snacks like biscuits and bananas. This is to be taken care of by the college at it's own expense.

Scheduling Camps The date and time of the camp are to be decided at least a week in advance in consultation with a Sankalp Volunteer.

Reward Programme All donors will be recognized for their contribution by a certificate of appreciation. Volunteers must take care to ensure this. All the donors who donate five times under this service will receive a special recognition and acknowledgment of their contribution form Sankalp.

Support Sankalp will be available for any kind of support that the college may desire to ensure a smooth blood donation drive.

Interaction with the blood bank Designated Sankalp Volunteers will interact with blood bank to ensure necessary interactions are taken care of.

Furniture Required Blood Bank will bring beds/cots. The college must provide 4 tables and sufficient chairs.


Submitted by rajat on Wed, 25-Apr-2007 - 20:17


The biggest of Dams are built by placing a brick at a time.. the oceans are fed by nothing but rain drops.. Often we see people who work in groups struggle in some strange way for some particular jobs. Sometimes these jobs look easy, at other limes they look lucrative. When you conduct a blood donation camp, your success is directly depends of the amount of motivation you provide the donor and the sense of satisfaction that the donor walks back with. Plan Well. Plan well in advance. Plan ahead of time taking each fine detail into account. Above points are indicators. There is much more you can do. carefully think and plan.. And Execute. Execute exactly in line with the plan. Assume you are the in charge. What will be your wish? Will you like each person to honestly deliver their role to the best extend? That is the key. Your group will be the winner if each one of you is a winner in your own role. People may just do the thing given to them for the sake of it or they may truly get involved in it. Understand the difference... If a Volunteer is given the job to show people the way to the donation area, either he will simply stand there and point at the door or he will actually welcome people will a smile. greet them and make them feel good while he/she escorts them for donation. You can make the difference by your ow personal care and effort. Carry out your job to the best extent.

Submitted by rajat on Wed, 25-Apr-2007 - 20:19


Ensure that you know what will be the exact condition as far as possible on the day of the donation. If it is expected that there will be some test, know who are the people who will be involved. If there is a holiday in between understand when it is. Good and timely planning is the key to set the stage right for massive donor outcome.