Largest US Blood Drive Kicks Off, Delta’s Donor Tracking System is There

Truman Wants YOU to Donate Blood

On this bright Monday morning, the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse in Columbia, MO is completely packed with equipment and dozens of blood donation stations. As the American Red Cross’ executive vice president of biomedical services, Chris Hrouda, finishes his remarks and the Chamber finishes their ribbon cutting, America’s largets multiday blood drive is underway.


Blood Donor Registration and Tracking System

Delta systems has been very pleased to help out the American Red Cross blood drive for the past 20 years with a customized, and ever-evolving blood donor registration and tracking system that has been in use at almost 40 blood drives and deferral days. This year is a bit different in that our capability to track the average donation time has been removed due to a reordering of the entire donation process. However, our real-time stats of overall donation numbers is still valid. The entire process continues to keep wait times to only a few minutes while providing the Homecoming committee with vital participant statistics that help to determine the winner of the Homecoming festivities.

The History of Homecoming

Homecoming is especially important at Mizzou, since they invented it, and are celebrating 100 years of homecoming in 2011.

Mizzou’s Homecoming Blood Drive – America’s Largest

MU blood drive looks to set record - The Columbia Daily Tribune
MU blood drive looks to set record - The Columbia Daily Tribune

The University of Missouri is home to the largest multiday blood drive in the American Red Cross system nationwide. Hitting the 5,000-unit goal would set a record for the organization and MU and has the potential to affect 15,000 lives. Read more at MU blood drive looks to set record