Local Sustainability

The Blood Donor Program is committed to helping create happy, healthy, and sustainable communities.

We ask donors to donate locally. When you donate at the Blood Donor Program, your donation is used to help treat and save the lives of local residents. This means that every time you donate blood, platelets, or plasma with the Blood Donor Program, you are helping your family members, loved ones, friends, co-workers, and neighbors… the members of your community. 

Not only does your blood donation stay local, but it also helps other local non-profits and businesses. Multiple times throughout the year, the Blood Donor Program partners with a local non-profit or a local business to help them get what they need. We also work with community members and organizations.

Annual community giving

Josie’s Drive

Josie is a local girl who received blood transfusions as part of her treatment for leukemia. Her family holds a blood drive every year in March to help make sure everyone undergoing cancer treatment has the blood they need to keep fighting. We match any points donated to the Cancer Center in March and purchase gift cards that are given to patients to help with groceries and basic necessities. 

Pints For Paws

Upper Valley Humane Society (UVHS) and West Lebanon Feed & Supply: Every May, we purchase a 5-pound bag of food through West Lebanon Feed & Supply for every donation made to UVHS. In 2023, we donated over 1,300 pounds of dog and cat food! In addition to this annual drive in May, donors can donate their reward points to UVHS, and we make monetary donations to help them offset the costs of caring for the animals in need. 

Give a Child Another Chapter

Norwich Bookstore and Dartmouth Health Children’s: In August, we work with Norwich Bookstore and purchase a book for every donation given to the Dartmouth Health Children's Child Life program, just in time for Childhood Literacy Month in September. The staff at Norwich Bookstore has fun picking out an assortment of books for children of all ages. In 2023, it was over 300 books!

Thanks for Giving

Upper Valley Haven and Vermont Food Bank: Every October, we purchase a turkey from the Vermont Food Bank for every donation and donate it to the Upper Valley Haven for their Turkey Day. The Haven gives out a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, all the sides and dessert, to families in need throughout the Upper Valley. This allows those families to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. 

Others we have worked with

We have also worked with other organizations throughout the Upper Valley, Vermont and New Hampshire.

  • David’s House
  • The Family Place
  • LISTEN Community Services
  • Montshire Museum
  • New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery
  • New Hampshire Veterans Veteran’s Home
  • Special Needs Support Center
  • Trail Break Taps & Tacos,
  • Upper Valley Realtors
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)

Are you part of a local business or non-profit?

If you are interested in partnering with the Blood Donor Program, please get in touch with us.