We are now hosting a blood drive to honor the memories of those we lost on April 16th, 2007.
Donating just one pint can help save up to three lives!
Carry a picture ID to the drive
- Health questions must be completed on the day of the drive before donating!!
- RapidPass allows you to answer health questions and start the blood donation process from anywhere using a web browser or the app.
- This can shave 15-20 minutes off your donation time.
HEALTH OF DONORS ON DONATION DAY:
- While a well-balanced diet is generally adequate to have normal iron levels, donors should eat extra iron-rich foods like fish, poultry, red meat, beans, peas, lentils, iron-fortified cereals, bread and dried fruit in the days prior to their donation appointments.
- Foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, broccoli, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries, peppers, potatoes and cabbage, can increase iron absorption. Iron supplements should be taken only after consulting with a personal healthcare provider or pharmacist.
- Eat a good breakfast and/or healthy snack, drink plenty of water.
- Donors can learn more at redcrossblood.org/iron.
On June 15, the American Red Cross began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
- The antibody test 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.
- The Red Cross hopes testing for COVID-19 antibodies will provide our valued donors insight into whether they may have been exposed to this coronavirus.
- We recognize that individuals and public health organizations desire more information about COVID-19, and as an organization dedicated to helping others, the Red Cross is fortunate to be able to help during this pandemic.
- Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through our Red Cross Blood Donor App or on our donor portal at www.redcrossblood.org.