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➤ American Red Cross
Website: http://www.redcross.org/ 🌐
COVID-19 A Call To Action From The American Red Cross:
As the coronavirus continues to impact our communities, we need your help in ensuring we maintain a strong blood supply to support hospital patient care in Ohio. Without groups continuing to host blood drives and blood donors continuing to give blood, we could see a severe blood shortage which could impact hospital patient care.
Many organizations are heeding the advice from leadership to cancel public events, and this has led to a staggering number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives being canceled as well. To date, more than 600 blood drives representing 18,000 blood donations have been canceled in the U.S. due to coronavirus concerns.
In the face of coronavirus fears, we need your help to communicate two vital messages to the public:
1) Groups that have an upcoming scheduled blood drive should keep their blood drive on their schedule and not cancel it, which will allow donors to give blood.
2) More healthy donors are needed to give now to prevent a blood shortage. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not be concerned about giving or receiving blood during this challenging time.
As an emergency preparedness organization, the Red Cross has also taken additional steps to ensure the safety of staff and donors at each Red Cross blood drive.
➜ The Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation - and who meet other eligibility requirements, available at RedCrossBlood.org.
➜ We are now pre-screening all individuals by checking their temperature before they enter any Red Cross blood drive or donation center, including our own staff and volunteers.
➜ At each blood drive and donation center, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols including wearing gloves, routinely wiping down donor-touched areas, using sterile collection sets for every donation, and preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub.
➜ Additional spacing has been implemented within each blood drive set up to incorporate social distancing measures between donation beds and stations within the blood drive.
These mitigation measures will help ensure blood recipient safety, as well as staff and donor safety in reducing contact with those who may potentially have this respiratory infection. Those who are not feeling well should wait for 28 days before attempting to give blood. Additional donor eligibility travel restrictions have been implemented as well.
We're asking the American people to help keep the blood supply stable during this challenging time, and we are asking you as Mayor to help communicate this critical need.
Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767 ☎).
Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a BLOOD EMERGENCY and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to #GiveNow and help save patient lives!
Blood donations are currently being distributed faster than they are coming in, but patients and their families are still counting on us. Patients can't afford for there to be a blood emergency - more donations are needed now. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now.
Right now, the Red Cross is distributing blood products to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.
Blood products are perishable, and the only source of lifesaving blood is volunteer blood donors. Therefore, any disruptions to donations - from declines due to holiday travel to severe weather and even widespread flu - can lead to an emergency need and cause delays in essential medical care.
There is an especially critical need for type O positive and O negative blood donors.
Each day, thousands of people - people just like you - provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.
We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.
We Are The American Red Cross - Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In.
➜ Where:Lyndhurst Community Center
1341 Parkview Drive
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
1st Thursday of each even month excluding December from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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