The need for blood is constant – patients need our help. With thousands of blood drives cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided to open our Fellowship Hall to the Red Cross for an emergency blood drive. The Red Cross in instituting additional safety protocols including: enhanced disinfecting of equipment, providing hand sanitizer for use before entering and throughout the donation appointment, temperature checks before presenting donors enter the blood drive or donation center, spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between donors. Blankets typically used by platelet, Power Red and AB Elite donors will be laundered after each use, which may limit the availability. Donors are encouraged to bring their own blankets, but electric blankets and heating pads are not permitted. More information can be found on the Red Cross site.
If you are healthy and comfortable coming to the church to donate, please sign up on the Red Cross donation page and enter zip code 10598 into the “find a blood drive” box at the top of the page.