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COVID-Blood Drive: Type "A", "B", "O", All Types Needed!

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Date & Time:

Thursday, August 6, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteers:

4 have signed up & 1 openings remain.

Project Leaders:

Jay Williams

Description:
As COVID-19 containment efforts continue nationwide, officials are asking to limit non-essential mass gatherings as much as possible. Please note that American Red Cross blood drives are essential and in direct support to other emergency services remaining open to sustain our fight against coronavirus and those most vulnerable to it, patients with chronic illness or disease. It is imperative that we collect every unit we can, as over 6,000 blood drives and 200,000 donations have been cancelled in recent days. A severe shortage of blood puts doctors in the position of having to choose which patient gets the lifesaving blood.
You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.

— US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams 

 

We understand public health concerns, but want to stress that donating blood is a safe process and Red Cross blood drives have the highest safety standards. Here are just a few of our vigilant measures to protect the health of all involved in our blood drives.
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Using Sterile Collection Sets
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Spacing Beds 6 Feet Apart Where Possible
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Having Hand Sanitizer Available
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Using Aseptic Scrubs on Arms
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Donor and Staff Temperature Checks Before Entering Drives
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Wiping Down Donor-Touched Areas
 


One thing we all have right now is time.  We are partnering with Red Cross. They are hosting the blood drive at Fullerton Free church North Campus 200 Building from 9:00am- 3:00pm. There will be plenty of parking in the lot where the drive is located. Red Cross would like to extend the blood drive invitation to all of our Love Your City participants.  An added bonus is the anti-body testing for covid-19 for each of our donors. 

Here is how to sign up and make your appointment:

STEP 1. Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/

STEP 2. Type 92835 as the Zip Code, click MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

STEP 3. Scroll down to Monday June 15th, 2020, find First Evangelical Church, click SEE TIMES

STEP 4. Sign Up

Sponsor Code: FEFC

You must be 16 or older to donate. Must provide picture ID with Date of Birth.  Make sure you have eaten a good meal and are fully hydrated before. 

Please email jacquee.virgen@redcross.org if you have questions about eligibility.

Also Click on "sign me up!" below to register on this website as well so we can communicate with you

Read safety protocols here: health_protocols_for_volunteering.pdf

Thank you for your willingness to give back to your community at this time of great need! 

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