During these critical times, blood is needed more than ever in our hospitals, medical centers and first-responder units to help those in need of emergency procedures and ongoing treatments. Please sign up to give blood during our Summer Blood Drive with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services), where all successful donors will receive free antibody testing of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Donors may receive their antibody test results approximately two weeks after donating.
To ensure a safe environment for both donors and blood drive staff, the following procedures must be followed:
To implement proper social distancing, all donations are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 877-258-4825 or log into www.bloodhero.com and enter sponsor code FLAMINGOLIB to set an appointment. Please arrive on time, but not too early. There is no waiting area provided inside the bloodmobile.
All donors are required to wear their own face covering or mask at all times during the check-in and blood donation process. Temperature check will be performed upon arrival. If the donor is unable to wear a face covering/mask, or if temperature is 99.5 or higher, the donor will not be allowed to donate and must leave the area immediately. Deferred donors may be rescheduled for a future date.
For questions about donor qualifications, antibody testing or to set an appointment, please call Vitalant at 877-258-4825.