FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Would You Answer the Call?
Many of you have asked how we all can contribute, and one of the ways is by donating blood. The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations because of the recent school and business closures.
We are hosting blood drives in partnership with the Red Cross to help replenish their supply. Visit redcrossblood.org/give and enter the sponsor keyword in the “Zip or Sponsor Code” box.
For communities with stay at home mandates, giving blood is considered an essential community service and is allowed. The blood drive will be held in the clubhouse with preventive measures:
Employees will continue to follow stringent health and safety protocols to ensure the donation area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
We will limit the number of people allowed into the donation site at one time
Social distancing will be practiced at all times
American Red Cross employees follow safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of infection, including wearing gloves and changing gloves often, routinely wiping down donor-touched areas, using sterile collection sets for every donation, and preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub. They have also implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of our donors and staff, including:
Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering the donation area to make sure they are healthy
Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the donation area and throughout the donation process
Spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between blood donors
Increasing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment
Thank you for your support of the American Red Cross and our community.