FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Thousands are turning to Red Cross for help. Hurricane Laura’s and the California Wildfires’ devastating impact has affected many communities that will be reeling from these disasters for weeks, if not months ahead, all while managing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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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 and other donation centers are experiencing a blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. We are hosting blood drives to help replenish their supply.
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
Blood Center 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. If you are unable to make a blood donation, click here to learn other ways you can support this life-saving mission.