Blood Drives at Peace Church

 

Peace will be holding a special Blood Drive on Sunday, August 23rd from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Follow this link to make an appointment to give blood: https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/978027

The COVID-19 is heightening the need for a ready blood supply. We need your continued support!

We are pleased to share that OneBlood has begun testing all donations for the coronavirus antibody.

The antibody test is authorized by the FDA and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed in addition to the standard infectious disease testing all blood donations receive.

Every blood drive is important and every blood donation is crucial. Now is the time to donate!

Social Distance Protocol:

  • We are regulated by FDA and we have some social distance protocol in place, to ensure our donor and staff safety:

Safety:

  • Safety of the blood supply, our donors, team members and blood recipients are OneBlood’s top priorities.
  • It is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols:

  • OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
  • Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
  • At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols.
  • Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.
  • Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
  • Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
  • Conducting donor mini-physicals, including temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
  • Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
  • As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.
  • Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.

Social Distancing at Blood Drives:

  • At blood drives, only a certain number of people will be permitted on the 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 Big Red Bus. They will be called when it is their turn to donate blood.

Appointments Encouraged:

No matter the circumstances, the need for blood does not stop. It is vital that a ready blood supply is available for our community at all times. 

We value our partnership and thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to hosting blood drives, especially during this challenging time.