If you plan on hosting a blood donation drive as a fundraiser, you will need to partner with a local blood center, as there are various requirements that go along with collecting blood, such as collecting the health history of donors and having safety precautions in place. Some centers will pay between $20 and $50 per donation. You can probably get some recommendations from your local hospital.

With a blood drive, you’ll not only be raising funds for your organization, but helping those who need plasma as well. Hosting a blood drive is a noble cause that should generate some good interest throughout your community. This fundraising idea works well for schools, church groups, and various community causes. Be sure to spread the word well in advance of your event. Contact local radio and television stations to see if they will announce your event on-air. To get some extra play out of your blood drive, host it around Halloween and theme it to vampires.