August 29, 2018
Message My Donorby CBCC
CBCC recently launched a new program to help connect our donors to the recipient of their blood products. The program is called Message My Donor.
The Message My Donor program is an internal system that allows patients in local hospitals to send an anonymous note to the donor of the blood product they received. Right now, almost all of our hospitals are participating in the program.
How Does the Message My Donor Program Work?
1.CBCC staff place the tag and DIN sticker to units of blood or platelets before shipping them to local hospitals.
2.CBCC has worked with hospitals to educate staff members about the program and encourage them to point out the tags to patients and families.
3.The tags direct patients to www.MessageMyDonor.com, where they can input the Donor Identification Number from the blood product they received.
4. From there, patients can type up a message that will be screened by CBCC's Quality Department and mailed or emailed to the donor.
Local patients, families, and caregivers have embraced the program and have been taking advantage of the opportunity to thank the people who are helping save lives in our community. Below are just a few of the wonderful messages we have received so far!
“When our two-year-old daughter needed blood we were full of emotions. It's a typical thing that they would need blood after open heart surgery, but she hadn't needed it in the O.R. but did need it about 12 hours later. They brought in the blood bag and we saw this tag hanging for us to message our donor. We couldn’t believe it. Was this real, could we thank the person who saved our daughter? Here we are, able to send you a message! I want to thank you for taking the time to donate blood. You've saved the life of a spunky, beautiful, smart, adorable red-headed little gem. We thank you very much! God bless.”
“Thank you. You are a life saver. Blessings always.”
“Thank you for your blood. It was much needed and appreciated.”
“Thank you for taking the time to donate your platelets. I required a stem cell transplant to help me fight multiple myeloma. I had to begin with a chemotherapy blast, which kept my immune system from producing platelets. While I was waiting for my new stem cells to begin producing platelets, I required a platelet transfusion. I would not have been able to have this transfusion without your generous donation of platelets. Thank you and God bless you.”