Did you know that you could be nominated for an award that is recognizable nationwide? Companies such as America’s Blood Centers, Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals and South Central Association of Blood Banks hand out annual awards to Drive Coordinators like you! Some mentionable categories are Organization of the Year, Outstanding Individual and Outstanding Contributions. Some of these associations also offer scholarships to attend conferences. The types of awards within each association vary so please review which ones you may be eligible to receive.
America’s Blood Centers
America’s Blood Centers offers awards in ten different categories: 1) Most Creative Blood Drive Award; 2) Most Productive Blood Drive Award; 3) School Blood Drive; 4) Media of the Year; 5) Corporation of the Year; 6) Larry Frederick Award; 7) Outstanding Humanitarian Service; 8) National Partner of the Year Award; 9) Thomas F. Zuck Lifetime Achievement Award; and 10) the President’s Award.
Companies and individuals are nominated by the local blood centers that are recipients of the companies’ blood drives. Carter BloodCare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and your consultant is eligible to nominate you or your company to receive one of these awards. For more information on each of these awards and to view the recipients of last year’s awards, please visit America’s Blood Centers web site:
Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals
Since 1982, the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) has awarded individuals who are recognized as outstanding donor recruiters in the blood banking industry. ADRP has six categories of awards: 1) Individual Awards; 2) Scholarships; 3) Company Awards; 4) Radio, Television and Film Awards; 5) Impact Awards; and 6) Donor Care Partner Award.
There are five Individual Awards given by the ADRP: 1) Donor Recruiter of the Year Award; 2) Manager of the Year Award; 3) Chairperson of the Year Award; 4) Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award; and 5) Ron Franzemeier Achievement Award. Detailed information on Individual Awards with eligibility criteria, submission requirements and a description of the awards can be found at www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/individual-awards/.
There are four scholarships given by the ADRP: 1) Nancy J. Chapman Scholarship; 2) Presidential Scholarship; 3) Hughes Scholarship; and 4) Charles Drew Scholarship. Detailed information on scholarships with eligibility criteria, submission requirements and a description of the scholarships can be found at www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/scholarships/.
The Company Awards given by the ADRP consist of two categories: 1) Organization Award and 2) Media Award. A description of the awards, eligibility criteria and submission requirements can be found at www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/company-awards/.
Radio, Television and Film Awards
The ADRP awards those who have been involved in recruiting and communicating about the need for blood donations by providing the Radio, Television and Film Awards. The four award categories include: 1) Campaign Award; 2) Donor Recruitment Video Award; 3) Radio PSA Award; and 4) Television PSA award. For more detailed information on the awards including eligibility criteria, submission requirements and award benefit and recognition, please visit www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/radio-television-and-film-awards/.
Impact Awards and Donor Care Partner Awards
The final two categories of awards given by the ADRP are the Impact Awards and Donor Care Partner Awards. The deadline for entry submission to the Impact Awards is February 28, 2014. More information can be found at www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/impact-awards/. The Donor Care Partner Award is given at the annual ADRP conference. Submission deadlines will probably be in December 2014. Stay tuned for more details at www.adrp.org/awards-and-scholarships/donor-care-partner/.
For most of these awards, your direct supervisor must endorse you. Please consider which awards you may be eligible for this year. It would be an honor to have our faithful partners at Carter BloodCare recognized.
South Central Association of Blood Banks
The South Central Association of Blood Banks presents four awards each year to individuals who have greatly contributed to the blood banking industry: 1) President’s Award of Merit; 2) Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award; 3) Dr. Matthew Gottlieb Rising Star Award; and 4) Cornerstone Award.
President’s Award of Merit
The President’s Award of Merit has two groups: one for an Outstanding Individual and one for Outstanding Contribution. The Outstanding Individual award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the blood resources of a blood collection facility. The Outstanding Contributions award is presented to a group (volunteer, corporate or medical) or financial contributor to the blood banking profession.
Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award
The Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award is given to any individual who has significantly contributed to the promotion of education with relation to immunohematology within the Association’s region.
Dr. Matthew Gottlieb Rising Star Award
The Dr. Matthew Gottlieb Rising Star Award is given to any association member who has made contributions to the Association and/or blood banking for a limited period of time (between one and five years).
The Cornerstone Award is presented to an individual or institutional member of the association who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the success of the South Central Association of Blood Banks.
Additional details about eligibility criteria, submission guidelines and awards can be found at www.scabb.org/annual-meeting/awards/.
We value your contribution to recruit donors and be involved in helping to save lives through blood banking. We encourage you to prompt your consultant at Carter BloodCare to nominate you or your company for one of these awards in 2014. We hope that your efforts will be recognized this year and we are sincerely grateful for your partnership with Carter BloodCare.