Sunday, Aug 30th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
@ St. John Vianney Activity Center
We have a very safe enhanced blood drive process in place. We take donor safety very seriously at all times and we are an industry designed around sanitizing and protecting the donors and the blood supply from the spread of disease. We work closely with the FDA and CDC to adhere to all guidelines. We have authorization from FEMA and a recommendation from the US Surgeon General that blood drives must continue as an essential service. It is so important, especially now, to ensure our hospitals have a strong blood supply for patients.
Measures we are taking to step up safety at this time include:
The virus is not blood-borne, so it cannot be spread through transfusion. Therefore, constant sanitizing of all surfaces and social distancing makes blood donation safe. We have a medical doctor on staff implementing all policies and procedures to protect donors and safeguard the blood supply.
Here’s a clip from the US Surgeon General at a White House Press Conference:
Blood donations are an essential service. Our staff are well-trained emergency response teams, and blood drives, blood donors, and volunteers are exempt from all stay-at-home recommendations.
*This test is authorized by the FDA only for detecting the presence of antibodies against SARS-Co V-2 and is not intended for diagnosis of COVID-19.
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