AREA BLOOD DRIVES
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
6/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Abilene High School, 1300 N. Cedar
6/30/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Michaels, 210 E 6th
6/30/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Junction City Municipal Building, 700 N Jefferson
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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate in the weeks and months ahead by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test used by the Red Cross is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.
At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations after hospital demand for blood products increased in recent weeks. The news release below provides more detail about the antibody testing, how the Red Cross is helping protect the health and safety of donors and staff at blood drives, and why there is an urgent need for donors right now.
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