We now face a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. We encourage healthy individuals to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
To find a Blood Drive near you please visit: www.redcrossblood.org/give
Blood donation remains a safe process. Do not hesitate to give and receive blood even during this time of social distancing.
At each blood drive, Red Cross employees are following thorough safety protocols. In addition to standard procedures, you will notice the following at your local blood drive: Pre-Temperature Screening: All donors will be asked to have their temperature taken before being permitted into the blood drive. If a donor has a temperature greater than 99.5°F they will be asked to return to donate when they are healthy & asked to leave the drive.
Enhanced Disinfecting: Hand sanitizer will be at check-in, health history & refreshment areas. Donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer prior to using tablets & laptops. Donors beds will be sanitized between each & every donor.
Social Distancing: Implementation of separated drive set up to allow as much distance as possible between donors.
Staff Wellness and Protection: All staff members will have a temperature check before presenting to work, and they've been asked not to come to work if they are feeling sick. Staff will wear gloves throughout entire blood drive, changing gloves between every donor.