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New Glarus Community Blood Drive

 

May 28, 2020



The New Glarus Community Blood Drive will be held at the New Glarus Bible Church, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

You must make an appointment for this blood drive. To do so, please download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins will not be accepted. Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at http://www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Pre-Donation Temperature Screening

All donors will be asked to have their temperature taken before being permitted into the blood drive. If a donor has a temperature greater than 99.5F, they will be asked to donate another time.

Social Distancing

The set up will allow 6 feet distance between donor areas. Only blood donors will be permitted at blood drives. After check-in, donors will be asked to wait in a designated area (or even their car), and donors may be asked for their phone number to be notified when it’s their turn.

Staff and Volunteer Personal Wellness and Protection

All staff and volunteers will have a temperature check at the blood drive, if temperature is greater than 99.5F they will not be able to work. Staff and volunteers will wear gloves throughout the entire drive, changing gloves between every donor. Staff and volunteers who will be in close proximity with donors for a prolonged period of time will wear basic face masks. Please note that the Red Cross does not provide face masks for donors at drives.

Enhanced Disinfecting

Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, health history and refreshment areas. Blood donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and during the donation process. Donor’s beds will be sanitized between every donor.

 
 

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