Advisory Council

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Blood Services Advisory Council

Distributing over


pints of blood per year

More than


blood donations are needed daily

Servicing over

4.5 million

blood donors per year in the U.S.



the Red Cross has been collecting & distributing blood


2 minutes

someone in the U.S. needs blood

The Blood Services Advisory Council (BSAC) serves as a critical community champion for the American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region. Members of the BSAC share their time in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local resources, colleagues or peers; and their philanthropic support.

The mission of the blood services advisory council is to help find creative ways to increase community participation in planning blood drives and educational events to support the lifesaving work of the American Red Cross Blood Services.

  • Mobilize and advocate for blood services
  • Implement quarterly annual blood services awareness event
  • Fundraise for blood services needs
  • Quarterly meetings and updates on blood services programs, events and initiatives
  • Once a year, in person Strategic Planning Meeting held in Q4
  • Two year terms, with a maximum of 3 terms
  • Learn about blood service programs both nationally and locally
  • Identify new potential advisory council members & financial donors
  • Advocate for local blood service programs to increase blood collections, especially during times of shortage, during disasters
  • Assist with and organize at least two blood drives in your own community per year to educate others on the importance of donating blood
  • Support blood services programs with an annual gift to maintain 100% giving participation and raise $2,500