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As I write this letter, it occurs to me that I am over half way through my year as president of this fine organization. In the ten years that I have been involved in ADRP, I have encountered many leaders and members who have helped to educate and inspire me. During this year, I have continued to be amazed by the energy and vision of those who work so tirelessly on the board and on our committees.

OUR MISSION: To provide education, development and resources for the donor recruitment professional.

ADRP EXECUTIVE BOARD President Susan Churchill Mayo Clinic 200 1st Street Rochester, MN 55902 507.284.9224 churchill.susan@mayo.edu Immediate Past President Dr. John Armitage, CEO Oklahoma Blood Institute 1001 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73104 405.297.5550 jarmitage@obi.org President-Elect Gavin Evans National Blood Services 75 Cranmer Terrace London, SW17 ORB, United Kingdom 020 8258 8482 gavin.evans@nbs.nhs.uk Secretary Mary Jane Thomsen Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center 11853 Dorsett Road Saint Louis, MO 63043 314.291.4741, ext. 223 mthomsen@mvrbc.com Treasurer Marilyn Hughes Carter BloodCare 2205 Highway 121 Bedford, TX 76021 817.412.5602 mhughes@carterbloodcare.org

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OUR VISION: We are the worldwide industry leader in the field of donor recruitment with an ongoing commitment to shape international policies and standards and to develop marketing strategies and specialized resources for the donor recruitment profession.

Winter 2007

These individuals share my dedication to ADRP’s goals. We work together to achieve international recruitment standards and to develop marketing strategies and specialized resources for the profession. We are determined to continue: • Offering training and educational opportunities • Facilitating the exchange of ideas and best practices • Keeping members apprised of developments and trends • Advancing the cause of voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation By creating the Global Programs Committee this year, we have shown our determination to serve as a worldwide leader in the field of donor recruitment by promoting activities, services and outreach beyond the traditional membership base in the United States and Canada. Although in the past two years ADRP has had members from: Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, England, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Iran, Kenya, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Switzerland, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe, we must continue to reach out to other countries to see how ADRP can increase awareness of worldwide recruitment issues and challenges. The need for this global outreach was reaffirmed to me when I attended the ISBT Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. There I visited with Associate Professor Nguyen Anh Tri of Hanoi, Vietnam. Currently, Vietnam has a population of 82 million. Professor Nguyen explained that although the country needs 600,000 units of blood a year, it only collected 392,000 units in 2005. Like other developing countries in the world, Vietnam faces a lack of blood donors and difficulty ensuring the quality and safety of blood because of a high prevalence of people infected with HBV (15 - 20%) as well as an increasing of prevalence of people infected with HIV. In the past, Vietnam has depended on paid donors; however, they are trying to improve the source of voluntary non-remunerated blood donors. As Professor Nguyen later wrote to me: “One of the most important tasks is changing people’s

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From Pirates to Permission Slips S u b m i t t e d b y Je n n i f e r C a r l s o n , M i s s i s s i p p i Va l l e y R e g i o n a l B l o o d C e n t e r

When St. Louis DRC Derrius Jackson encouraged his students at Crossroads College Preparatory School to have fun with their blood drive, little did he know that his job duties would soon include shopping for pirate costumes. “They said they wanted to have a pirate-theme for their drive—eye patches, swords, bandanas, gold hoop earrings—the whole nineyards. So, I got it for them.” The students also had an innova-

tive way to get their classmates on board. “One day the students wore their Mississippi Valley t-shirts and had fellow classmates sign their name and the time they wanted on the t-shirt, and then record them on a master schedule. It worked really well,” said Jackson. “The students also had more faculty sign up to donate, which wasnʼt the case in

the past.” The buccaneer approach paid off. Donations at the small high school were up 65percent from the previous drive. Perhaps even more important, Jackson and his student coordinators strengthened their relationship in a way that no mere swashbuckling can divide. Pirate-themed or not, high school blood drives in St. Louis, as in any community, are an extremely important component of the blood drive program. The sheer number of students, combined with their enthusiasm and genuine desire to help the community, make high school drives an invaluable source of committed donors. Adding to the potential for success at high school drives in St. Louis was the recent lowering of the donor age in Missouri to 16 with a parentʼs consent. DRC Terry Deters has already seen a dramatic difference. “The involvement of

16-year-old students at my high schools has exceeded my expectations,” said Deters. “Some schools have had a 30-percent participation rate, which will hopefully sustain for future high school blood drives allowing our donor base to grow.” Pirate costumes and 16-year olds may not be the sole solution to increasing the donor base in St. Louis, but theyʼre definitely a good start. Jackson keeps his gold hoop earring and eye patch ready just in case.

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ADRP names Swift first Executive Director ADRP has hired Deborah Swift of Austin, Texas as its first executive director effective January 2, 2007. For the past four years, Deb has operated her own conference Deborah Swift planning and public relations business. Through her business, she coordinated conferences or exhibitions for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; the Texas Women, Infant and Children’s Program; and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Attendance at these events ranged from 350 to 1,500. Prior to starting her business, Deb spent nearly 20 years working for associations. Her last association position was as executive director of Keep Texas Beautiful. During her tenure at the organization, Keep America Beautiful presented the association with

a national award for most effective state-operated program. Deb also served as a senior vice president at the Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Motor Transportation Associations. For both of these organizations, she coordinated board meetings as well as supervised the exposition, conference, and communications departments. While at both places, she won several national and state communication awards for publications. Deb also held the position of interim executive director of the National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter. Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas with a major in government and minor in journalism. Her family is extremely important to Deb. She and her husband, Mike Jones, a product development director for Hart Intercivic, have three children. Her son, Thomas Jones, was married last year. He is a meeting planner

for the Department of State Health Services, and his wife, Shea Jones, is an accountant for a small business in Austin. Deb has two daughters, Erin Jones, who works for Time, Inc, in San Francisco, and Caitlin Jones, who is currently studying abroad in Milan, Italy. The entire family loves to travel together. On their last big adventure, they traveled across Alaska. Deb also has five sisters who are her best friends. She and her husband live on 23 acres outside of Austin. Deb is excited to becoming an integral part of ADRP. She looks forward to furthering the goals and mission of this organization and understands the first hand need to recruit donors. Her father served as a laboratory supervisor for more than 30 years and often explained how important blood donation was in his line of work. In addition, Deb’s family has experienced several instances when blood was needed for injured or ill family members.

2007 ADRP Conference: Breaking the Mold in Baltimore Submitted by by Katrina Burton, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center And what better place to get revved up Get ready to be swept away by a wave resources at this conference. about recruitment than a city ripe with of fun and creativity that will soak Whether you are just starting out as opportunities for fun and relaxation? new life into your recruitment efa new recruiter and looking for your forts! The 2007 annual ADRP conferTreat yourself to generous helpings of niche or are a seasoned manager hophistory, art and culture that can only be ence, hosted by American Red Cross ing to refuel, you will find an abunfound in Baltimore – from the cityʼs National Headquarters and the Greater dance of opportunities to hone your Chesapeake and Potomac Blood skills. The interactive and informative Italian and Greek-themed neighborhoods to a virtual treasure trove of Services Region, will be held May 1 sessions will cover automation, crisis through 5 in the bustling port city of communications, successful programs, museums to adventures on the sparkling waterfront. Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. donor retention, international donors and leadership skills, as well as the ADRPʼs 2007 annual conference will Built on tradition and focused on future of our industry. be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltigrowth, Baltimore provides an ideal more on the Inner Harbor, where the setting for attendees to learn about Interested in strategic communicaleading-edge tactics and targeted tech- tion and implementation? Get ready cityʼs maritime heritage comes to life in the form of unique shopping, dining niques and to network with an outfor a PR/marketing roundtable that and live entertainment experiences. standing group of industry colleagues. will provide a comprehensive view of proven techniques. You will take away Please visit adrp.org for more details If you are looking to tap into innovathe tools you need to get your message on the conference or to locate a contive ways to build your donor base, ference committee member. engage continued donor support and across with greater success. save lives, you will find a wealth of

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LELAND C. LAUNER, JR. AND METLIFE HOST NEW YORK BLOOD SERVICES DONOR RECOGNITION BREAKFAST S u b m i t t e d b y A l e x a n d e r B r o w n , Ne w Yo r k B l o o d C e n t e r

On June 29, 2006, Leland C. Launer, Jr., President of Institutional Business for MetLife and Chair of New York Blood Servicesʼ (NYBS) Volunteer Leadership Campaign, hosted an event to recognize and honor the groups that run blood drives in the Borough of Manhattan. The event was held high above the city in the Pegasus Suite of the worldfamous Rainbow Retired FDNY Lieutenant, Joseph P. Room, DiBernardo joked with the attendees on the of the June 29 event as he described 64th his experience as a blood recipient. floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The view from the venue was spectacular and while the clouds parted as the event began, the real sunshine was inside as those that help save lives were thanked for their commitment to their community.

special guest speakers.

Finally, the morning concluded with the presentation of ten crystal apples

The first was retired FDNY Lieutenant, Joseph P. DiBernardo. Joseph had been injured in a tragic fire that killed two FDNY firefighters in the Bronx in January, 2005, after responding to a fire along with four other firefighters. Lieutenant DiBernardo spoke Representatives of “The Big Apple’s Best” pose with their crystal apples to a packed house after being recognized as Manhattan top donor groups describing the details of the incident, and how deeply to Manhattanʼs top ten donor groups he appreciated the work of our donor based on pints donated. The list of organizations that walked away as chairpersons and their respective “The Big Appleʼs Best” included (in organizations, as it was the 85 units order of rank, beginning with the top of blood that donors gave that saved donor group): New York City Emhim and his fellow firefighters. ployee Blood Donor Program, New Following this moving story of York City Police Department, The survival and thanks, Rev. Dr. Calvin Bank of New York, New York-PresO. Butts, III addressed those at the byterian Hospital, JPMorgan Chase, event. Dr. Butts Tishman Speyer, Columbia Univeris the Senior Pas- sity, Citigroup, New York University Rolf Kovenetsky, Vice tor of New Yorkʼs and Vornado Realty Trust. President of Corporate famed Abyssinian & Community RelaNYBC thanks the guest speakers, Baptist Church, tions at New York Blood organiPresident of Center (NYBC) opened SUNY Old West- zations, the program by introduc- (Left to right) NYBS Executive Direc- bury, a newly chair tor Robert D. Purvis, Rev. Dr. Calvin O. ing Leland C. Launer, elected member of people Butts III, NYBC’s Rolf Kovenetsky and Jr., who in turn offered and the event’s host, Leland C. Launer, Jr. NYBCʼs Board of his own “welcome” and Directors and Re- donors words of encouragement. Following ligious Co-Chair for NYBCʼs Volun- that breakfast, Rob Purvis, Executive Di- teer Leadership Campaign. Dr. Butts made Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III spoke with rector of NYBS, offered his thanks the great eloquence during the second was a powerful speaker who captifor the groups that work to recruit mornhalf of the event. vated the audience as he described blood donors from their organizahow he came to be involved in blood ing tions to supply our areaʼs hospitals donation, and how blood as a symbol such a smashing success, and looks with much-needed blood and blood and as a commodity transcends race, forward with great anticipation to products. Following these remarks, next yearʼs event. religion and creed to connect us all. the morning heard from two very

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ADRP Past President Named CEO at Oklahoma Blood Institute Submitted by Crystal Radcliff, Oklahoma Blood Institute The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has named John Armitage, M.D., as its new President and Chief ExJohn Armitage, M.D. ecutive Officer (CEO). Dr. Armitage assumes his leadership position January 1, 2007. The Selection Committee, which chose Dr. Armitage, was chaired by W. John Hefner, and was comprised of five OBI Board Members including Chairman Gerald R. Marshall. Their search began in June. “Dr. Armitage brings not only medical and management experience but a strong expertise in blood donor recruitment. We could not have asked for a better candidate,” said Gerald Marshall. Dr. Armitage comes to the Oklahoma Blood Institute after serving as the Executive Director/Vice President of the New York Blood Center’s New

Jersey Blood Services Division. Dr. Armitage has also served as the CEO of the American Red Cross – Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, the Medical Director and CEO of the American Red Cross – Appalachian Blood Services Region, and the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for the American Red Cross – Carolinas Blood Services Region. Dr. Armitage is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals. After graduating from Yale and Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Armitage received his training in pathology and transfusion medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital/UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. It was during this training in Dallas that Dr. Armitage was first introduced to OBI as one of the nation’s leading blood centers. According to Dr. Armitage, “OBI is a world class, world renowned institution. OBI is a leader in blood safety, blood testing, medical services and has a reputation for performing to the

highest standards of excellence in the nation.” “Blood banking is an exciting, innovative and challenging profession. Blood centers are a cross-over between the medical, business, regulatory/legal, and public health communities,” continues Dr. Armitage. Blood donor recruitment is an area of particular interest. “It is fascinating to think that it only takes an hour to save someone’s life,” said Dr. Armitage. “Virtually anyone can donate and virtually anyone can benefit from a blood donation.” Dr. Armitage is a native of North Carolina. He, his wife Catherine, and their children Vivian (8) and Elliott (7) are looking forward to residing in Oklahoma City. Dr. Ronald Gilcher is retiring as the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director effective December 31, 2006. According to Dr. Gilcher, “Dr. Armitage is superbly qualified to take over the reigns of OBI and continue its growth and leadership over the coming years.”

Challenges from Donor Deferrals Submitted by Dan A. Waxman, M.D . a n d Ju l i e Ho u s e w o r t h , M . D . In d i a n a Bl o o d Cen t e r In the last 20 years, the recruitment of volunteer blood donors has been affected by increasing levels of upfront donor history screening that now encompasses medical, personal and even travel histories. At the same time, new tests for infectious agents have been added. Only syphilis and hepatitis B screening was performed in 1984, whereas, by 2004 screening has been expanded to include HIV I/II, HTLV I/II, Hepatitis C and West Nile Virus. Screening tests have kept pace with technological advances, with

recent assays employing nucleic acid testing (NAT). This is now used to test for HIV, Hepatitis C and the West Nile Virus. A brand new test was recently approved by the FDA for an infection known as Chagas that is transmitted by parasites. The tests we use to screen donors are made very sensitive so we can detect individuals that are infected. However, these same tests can give indeterminant or false positive results which will lead to temporary, indefinite or permanent deferrals of donors who are

not really infected. Fortunately, less than 2% of donors are deferred each year from testing. Donors may be upset by screening results, and confused regarding their donation status. Clarifying donation status and retaining suitable donors can prove challenging for recruiters. The basic qualifications for a volunteer blood donor are age 16-17 years old (depending on state law), and weight of at least 110 pounds. However,

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Baltimore, Here We Come! What To Do When You’re At the ADRP Conference Baltimore is a perfect blend of traditional and modern, a vibrant metropolis with small-town character. But more importantly, Baltimore is a city where exciting things happen everyday. It’s an activity-packed destination ideally suited for the convention. Baltimore boasts a beautiful Convention Center located between Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Ravens Stadium and the fun-filled Inner Harbor. The convenience, accessibility and proximity of a diverse collection of hotels, attractions, restaurants and shopping, footsteps from the Convention Center, make Baltimore’s “complete package” one of the best in the country.

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Inner Harbor visitors can explore world-famous attractions such as Harborplace and The Gallery. Enjoy shopping, dining, or strolling along the waterfront promenade. Witness the mystery and majesty of underwater life at the worldrenowned National Aquarium in Baltimore. Marvel at the unique hands-on exhibits at the Maryland Science Center and take in a movie on the five-story screen of its 3D IMAX Theater. Enjoy the ambiance of the dramatic Power Plant, home of the Hard Rock Café, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and the firstever Disney collaborated ESPN Zone, a sports-themed entertainment restaurant. Just minutes away from the har-

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bor’s many attractions is evidence of the city’s diverse, charming neighborhoods. Hop aboard a water taxi, twirl pasta in Little Italy or enjoy an array of nightlife in historic Fell’s Point. In addition, art, music, and theater enthusiasts can enjoy Baltimore’s wide range of cultural activities. The location of the Baltimore Convention Center and its proximity to the hotels and excitement of downtown are proof positive that Baltimore is truly a convention city—a destination thoroughly dedicated to its current and continually growing role as a prime meeting site.


2005 COMMISSIONER’S CUP HONORS NYPD DONORS S u b m i t t e d b y A l e x a n d e r B r o w n , Ne w Yo r k B l o o d C e n t e r

On July 31, the NYPD recogIn addition to the Commissionerʼs nized NYPD Officers, recruits and Cup, four other awards for outcivilian staff for their outstanding standing blood programs were commitment to the blood donation presented by Police Commissioner cause. The NYPD made 7,971 do- Raymond Kelly, who also serves a nations in 2005, Community Coand since the Chair for New York inception of the Blood Centerʼs Commissionerʼs Volunteer LeaderCup in 1996 ship Campaign: NYPD employFirst Deputy ees have made Commissionerʼs Rolf Kovenetsky,VP Corporate and Comover 57,000 munity Relations, NY Blood Center; Award - Presented blood donations Inspector Thomas Moran, PBBN – Chief of to a non-patrol Award; Inspector John Caswhich have saved Department’s borough unit donatsidy, Traffic Control Division –First Deputy countless lives Commissioner’s Award; Police Commising the most blood in the New York sioner Raymond W. Kelly; Deputy Inspector during a campaign Wayne Bax , PBBX – Police Commissioner’s Metropolitan year – Traffic ConCup; Director Leonard Lesko, Fleet Serarea. This again vices Division – Chief of Personnel’s Award; trol Division (512 Deputy Inspector Cornelius O’Keefe, PBMN demonstrates pints) why these brave – Chief of Patrol’s Award Chief of Departmen and women are indeed New mentʼs Award Presented to a Yorkʼs Finest, living up to their patrol borough or non-patrol borblood campaign motto, “NYPD Blood Donors – Saving lives every ough unit that is most improved in donations from the previous year way we can.” – Patrol Borough Brooklyn North For the sixth year in a row the (126% improvement) Commissionerʼs Cup was awarded Chief of Patrolʼs Award - Presented to Patrol Borough Bronx for their to the patrol borough donating the 1,003 total donations. The Cup most blood during the year on a per is awarded to the Patrol Borough capita ratio– 2005 Winner – Patrol with the highest number of blood donations made during the calendar Borough Manhattan North (27 donations per 100 employees) year.

Letter from President knowledge, attitude and behavior on voluntary non-remunerated blood donation.” Like so many others who have turned to ADRP in the past, Professor Nguyen is looking to our organization to provide suggestions, success stories and, of course, encouragement. He has come to the right place. We have, and will always be there for each other.

The 2006 Commissionerʼs Cup competition is well underway, and New Yorkʼs Finest have once again proven themselves to be just that when it comes to blood donations. As of July 31st, 2006, donations are up by more than 900 pints over last year for the same period. This is thanks in no small part to NYPD officers, recruits and civilian staff working in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island whose donations have almost doubled this year over last. The largest single-day drive in NYPD history was held on July 21 at the NYPD Academy when over 700 blood donations were made and over 150 people signed on to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Special thanks to Assistant Chief D. Pizzuti, Commanding Officer, NYPD Academy, and the entire Fitness and Tactical Training leadership team who were 100% supportive of NYBCʼs efforts.

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I encourage each of you to continue sharing your own success stories and ideas to help build our resource information for all members. Over the next year, we plan to improve the online resource material to make it easier to share and find ideas so that all of us can continue to advance the donor recruitment profession worldwide. This year, please renew your com-

Chief of Personnelʼs Award - Presented to a non-patrol unit donating the most pints of blood during the campaign year on a per capita ration – Fleet Services Division (56 Donations per 100 Employees)

mitment to ADRP. With your help, we will continue to build ADRP’s membership base and strength. Thank you for your continued support and membership.

Sue Churchill, ADRP President

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GIVING BLOOD A PART OF THE NAVY’S FLEET WEEK TRADITION S u b m i t t e d b y A l e x a n d e r B r o w n , Ne w Yo r k B l o o d C e n t e r New York Blood Services’ (NYBS) second annual Fleet Week blood drive took place on May 26, 2006, aboard the USS Kearsarge. For the second year in a row, the U.S. Navy invited New York Blood Center to be part of its New York City Fleet Week activities. LCDR William Wallace takes a moment to give the gift of life. This year, the commitment to success was shared by the Commanding Officer of the USS Kearsarge, Capt. Joseph Sensi, Jr. (a New Jersey native), Capt. Jane Vieira, Chaplain, and LCDR William Wallace, head of the medical department aboard ship. Without the support and guidance of these three individuals, the initiative could not have been as successful. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Honorary Chairperson for New York Blood Center’s Volunteer Leadership

Campaign, played a key role in securing this blood drive as part of what the blood center hopes will become a Memorial Day tradition. Congresswoman Maloney reached out to Captain William J. Robertson, Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station in Earle, NJ, to thank him for allowing the blood center to recruit the proud men and women of the USS Kearsarge to be NYC blood donors. Congresswoman Maloney cited how a safe, adequate and stable blood supply is a critical component to homeland security, and applauded their participation in NYBC’s blood donor campaign.

of life-saving blood are surely grateful to the marines and sailors who participated in The hangar of the USS Kearsarge bustled with activity and crew memthis great bers taking the opportunity to help event to New York and New Jersey patients. help New York City keep her citizens alive and healthy. Throughout the event, a few lucky donors were the recipients of one of several raffle prizes. Ipods, digital cameras and Sony Playstation PSP’s were all raffled off during the course of the drive, but were only small tokens of appreciation for their gifts.

The blood drive began at 6:00 AM and after just four hours, 140 sailors and marines had given blood to help NYBC over the critical Memorial Day weekend. Patients in our area hospitals who are in need Sailors line up to register to give blood.

Thank you and best of luck from NYBC to all of the young men and women that helped NYC secure its blood supply, and to the fine leaders that helped to make this event a reality!

Donor Deferrals (cont. from page 7) S u b mmust i t t emeet d b ysetDcriteria a n A for . Wa , Mrecruitment . D . a n d and J u retention l i e H o uofs e w o r t h implementation , M . D . I n d i of a nnew a Brecruitment lood Cendonors 1) x m a nThe hemoglobin/hematocrit (HGB/HCT), volunteer blood donors still remains programs. Donor recruiters should 2) heart rate, blood pressure and tema challenge. The reasons for deferral work with their medical directors to perature, 3) medical history, 4) social/ are readily identified and provide a determine which programs are most (sexual) history, and 5) travel history. framework for the development and appropriate for their center. The deferrals from the above five categories result in deferrals of over 10% of all presenting donors on either a temporary or permanent basis. The leading cause of temporary deferrals is HGB/HCT and for long term deferrals, travel (malaria zone – one year and variant CJD (vCJD) – permanent). Studies have shown that individuals that are deferred are less likely to return to donate again. Therefore, blood centers need to have aggressive recruitment programs for temporarily deferred donors, as well as programs for recruiting new donors to replace those that are permanently deferred.

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Hosted by the American Red Cross National Headquarters and The Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region, the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Annual Conference will be held May 1, 2007 through May 5, 2007. Events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. ADRP’s conference committee received a record number of presentation submissions this year, promising a meeting with outstanding educational and networking opportunities. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this exceptional conference!


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