Red Cross Blood Drives
To our Friends and Families:
We know this is a difficult and uncertain time. We want to do what we can to help, and we want to be a resource for our communities.
Today we’re sharing information and locations regarding blood drives in each of the regions where we build homes.
The Red Cross is now facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. This blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer.
One of the most important things you can do to ensure we don’t have another health care crisis on top of the Coronavirus is to give blood. That’s why healthy, eligible individuals are being urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment today to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
While it is important to practice social distancing, Giving blood is considered an essential community service. Like a hospital, grocery store, or pharmacy, a blood drive is essential to ensuring the health of the community. Most blood drives are not considered “mass gatherings” as these are controlled events with trained staff and appropriate safety measures to protect donors and recipients.
It’s important to note that at each blood drive and donation center, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of infection.
Thank you to everyone for your partnership during this time, and please stay safe.