Blood Donation Drive
Time & Location
About the Event
The Blood Drive is September 27th from 8am-1pm at Parkridge Church. Each donation comes with a free COVID-19 antibody test.
The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor's immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48-96 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at www.oneblood.org. It is Safe to Donate Blood. The U.S. Surgeon General and the FDA have stated that it remains safe to donate blood and that it is safe to attend blood drives. All blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow strict guidelines on how they operate. OneBlood meets all FDA guidelines and all team members follow strict safety protocols including: * All OneBlood staff are required to wear masks. * All blood donors are asked to wear a mask. If a blood donor does not have a mask, one will be supplied to the donor. * All OneBlood phlebotomists wear medical gloves that are changed for each donation. * Blood donors should follow the guidelines for wearing masks in the county where the blood drive is taking place. * All donor-touched areas and equipment are disinfected after every donation. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors. * A sterile collection set is used for every donation. * Every donor receives a mini-physical that includes a temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation. * Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood. Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Centers OneBlood has implemented additional social distancing safety protocols including: * Blood Drives: Only a certain number of people will be permitted on the Big Red Bus at any one time. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the bloodmobile. They will be called when it is their turn to come aboard the bus to donate blood. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org or call 954-655-3900.