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ADRP Awards

Each year at the ADRP Annual Conference, we honor individuals, groups, and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service, accomplishments or leadership in a donor experience profession.

Award winners receive a complimentary registration to annual ADRP conference, a commemorative award and recognition at the conference, on the website and in The Drop . The nominating organization agrees to provide transportation and lodging at conference for award winner (s). Finalists may be asked for additional supporting information from the awards committee during the selection process.

You must be an ADRP subscriber to be eligible to nominate or win an award.

Take a look at the winners from years past. Nominations will open in late Fall 2021. 

Award Categories

  • Donor Recruiter of the Year
  • Donor Collections Team Member of the Year
  • Leader of the Year Recruitment
  • Leader of the Year Collections
  • Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Gilcher MD/CEO Award
  • Media Partner Award
  • Most Creative Blood Drive Award
  • Most Productive Blood Drive Award
  • School Blood Drive Award
  • Humanitarian Service Award

Individual AWARDS

Ron Franzmeier Award

Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1991 to honor the former Vice President of The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin after he died unexpectedly at the age of 46. 

Nominee must have been a member of ADRP for a minimum of five years and their contribution must have had an impact on the association and the industry.

Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award

Ronald O.  Gilcher , MD Award was  established in 2004 in honor of the former President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Nomi nee  must hold or have held, in the past two years, a senior executive position within a blood center and  made significant contributions to the industry both within his or her organization and in wider capacities.

Blood Drive Awards

The Blood Drive Award is given to organizations that establish blood donation as a priority, either within an organization or in the community. Awards will be given in two categories: most creative and most productive .     

The School Blood Drive Award is given to a high school or college that has shown an exceptional commitment to establishing blood donation as a priority among its students.


The ADRP Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of service to ADRP, the development of the association and its subscribers.

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award was established in 1982 to recognize an outstanding donor recruiter in the blood banking industry.

Nominee must have two years of donor recruitment experience and have developed and implemented a new strategy or program resulting in the achievement of collection goals.

Collections Team Member Award

The Collections Team Member Award was introduced in 2013 to recognize the valuable role collections plays in the donor experience.

Nominee must have two years of donor services experience and have direct responsibility for blood or platelet-pheresis collections, with a demonstrated willingness to exceed organizational requirements.

Leader of the Year Awards

The Rolf  Kovenetsky  Leader of the Year Awards  were established to recognize outstanding supervisors, managers, and directors in both recruitment and collections. Nominee must have worked for a minimum of two years as a leader in either donor recruitment, marketing, public relations, or donor collections. 

Organization Awards

Media Partner Award

The Media Partner Award was established in 2003 to recognize the support of media in recruiting donors. As partners, the recruiter and representatives of the media work in concert to educate the general public of the daily need for donors of all types.

Nominees must demonstrate consistent support throughout the year and sponsor an annual or bi-annual event on a large scale with blood drives or other donation events.

Humanitarian Service Award

The Humanitarian Service Award recognizes a community organization that encourages the spirit of volunteerism.

Nominees may include a civic or faith group, or a partnership focused on special recruitment efforts such as minority, youth or O negative recruitment.

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