RIBC Annual Fund
RIBC’s Annual Fund is the backbone of our fund development initiatives. This fund provides support beyond our annual budget. It provides the organization with the flexibility to allocate resources toward our most immediate needs, which allows us to provide the greatest impact on our community. Funding is needed here to deliver what matters most to our generous blood donors, blood drive sponsors, hospital and clinic partners, and others throughout the healthcare industry.
Education & Scholarships
We are dedicated to supporting and strengthening the community through the provision of world-class training and educational opportunities. This includes awarding scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership in the medical community. RIBC is invested in the people and regions it serves!
In the last five years, we’ve seen a 10% decrease in blood donations from 16-18 years old, and a 15% decrease from individuals 19-24 years old. High schools, colleges, and the education sectors play a crucial role in supporting the local and national blood supply, which is why RIBC is dedicated to educating and inspiring the youth community to become the next generation of blood donors and scientific leaders.
Your financial donation goes directly towards making a local and national impact in the youth community by enabling us to provide scholarship and leadership opportunities for students. Our scholarships and seminars foster leadership skills through volunteerism and community service, and exposure to STEM careers shaping the landscape of global healthcare and scientific discovery.
Updated Blood Donor Centers
Since the pandemic, blood donor behavior has shifted. Prior to 2020, 50% of our blood collections came from community blood drives, with 50% from donor centers. We are now collecting 35% from community blood drives and 65% in donor centers. Your financial donation will support the upgrades to current centers.
Individual and corporate donations are also crucial and will help us maintain and expand these fixed blood donor sites through building upgrades, signage, privacy screens, underwriting, naming rights, and sponsorships.
New and Updated Blood Donor Bus
Buses allow us to serve communities that may not have a physical location to host a blood drive or to help us host smaller drives. Your major gift towards a Donor Bus will allow RIBC to provide access to an expanded population and diverse neighborhoods. Our buses can be branded with sponsor logos, showcasing the sponsor’s commitment to public health and blood science throughout the Rhode Island area.