AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Blood Drive
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 03/2007
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator Asad Bandealy- President
Summary of project In preparation for the Cricket World Cup here in the Caribbean, the Grenadian Ministry of Health approached us to see if we could help organize a blood drive.

Working with the Ministry of Health and our local chapter of the World Health Organization of Students (WHOS) we were able to collect 85 units of blood.

We split the cost of lunch for the MoH nurses with WHOS. The university's clinic donated the snacks/drinks for blood donors.

Content area Community and Public Health
Number of participants 14
Participant hours involved 30 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $300
Project funding Local chapter funds,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Advertised through campus intranet and with announcements in classes. Advertising was not nearly extensive enough (probably because it was unplanned). We did not make announcements in the undergraduate classes, the MPH classes, or the Vet classes.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
2
Lessons/suggestions Working together with other student organizations is terrific, and it's important to branch out and network, but it comes with its challenges.

The keys to success are proper communication, clear role definition, and planning.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Advertise well. Get "I donated blood." or "I saved a life." stickers (these help develop a buzz) or failing that, just some bright neon medical tape instead of plain bandaids.

Don't forget to arrange for snacks and drinks for donors and don't forget t