We are excited to celebrate blood and platelet milestone donors, convalescent plasma donors, volunteers, and blood drive coordinators in one live virtual event this year!

Wednesday, May 19

5:30 p.m.   Virtual event room opens

  • Enjoy pre-event entertainment, including videos and pictures. Early log on not required for event participation.

6 p.m.    Program begins

  • We have a fun night planned! Hear from The Community Blood Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Hagins and Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Kristine Belanger. Our emcee for the evening is Josh Dukelow, host of WHBY’s “Fresh Take” and avid double red cell blood donor.

Test Your Tech

Test your technology to make sure you’re ready for the live virtual event. Click the play button on the video below. If you can hear and see this video from The Community Blood Center, then you should be all set for the event.

 

Additional tech troubleshooting:

  • Check and confirm a firewall is not blocking YouTube
  • Refresh the browser
  • Clear your browsing history
  • If you can see the video, but can’t hear it…
    • Make sure the video is not muted
    • Check your sound output

CBC is hosting this live virtual event through YouTube. If you need any technical support in watching the video we encourage you to use this webpage for more information. If you are having internet or connectivity issues, please contact your internet service provider.

Accessing the Event

When it’s time to celebrate, the event will appear. Simply click the play button or “Watch on YouTube” to get started!

Note: the event video will not appear until 5:30 p.m. on May 19.

FAQs:

Who is being honored at this event?
We are excited to bring together the many incredible community members it takes to fulfill our mission, including milestone blood and platelet donors, COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, Be The Match® donors, volunteers, and blood drive coordinators. In addition to celebrating those essential to fulfilling our mission in 2020, we are excited to honor 2019 milestone donors and community members whose events were cancelled due to COVID-19.

What’s new with this year’s event?
This is our first-ever live virtual recognition event! We are also excited to bring together all of the community members essential to helping fulfill our mission in one event.

How long is the program?
The estimated program runtime is 75 minutes.

Will my name be called?
Due to the nature of a live virtual event, names will appear on-screen twice, once during the pre-show and once at the close of the program. They will not be called individually. To protect your privacy, names will appear with your first name, last initial and hometown. For example: George S., Berlin.

Will I be on camera?
We always love seeing you, but the camera feature won’t be on for this evening’s event. You’ll be able to see us, but we won’t be able to see you. Other event attendees won’t be able to see you either. (That also means you can attend in pajamas. Or a tuxedo. Your call!)

Can you hear me if I’m talking?
Event attendees won’t be able to turn on microphones and talk with each other, or with CBC, during the live virtual event.

Questions? Contact marketing@communityblood.org.