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September 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us at King of Kings on September 20 from 8AM – 2PM for a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19 rise in the U.S.
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. 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.
The need for blood is constant, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions. The Red Cross, with the help of its blood drive hosts and blood donors, can help ensure the safety and availability of the U.S. blood supply for patients including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.