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American Red Cross Blood Drive at Jerry Long Family YMCA
September 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
American Red Cross
Mobile Bus Blood Drive
Jerry Long Family YMCA
1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9:30am – 3:30pm
Please schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Jerry Long YMCA
Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols. In addition to our standard procedures, you will notice the following at your local blood drive:
• Pre-Donation Donor Temperature Screening before entering the blood drive
• Enhanced Disinfecting
• Social Distancing with as much distance between donors as space allows
• Increased Educational Materials
• Donor educational materials on COVID-19.
• For more information visit www.redcrossblood.org
Discover Your Antibody Test Status When You Give Blood:
For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus. The Red Cross is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic.
What is the Antibody Test?
An antibody test screens for antibodies in your blood, which are formed when fighting an infection, like COVID-19. An antibody test assesses whether your immune system has responded to the infection, not if the virus is currently present. The COVID-19 antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.
Please note the Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, including COVID-19. If you feel unwell for any reason, please postpone your donation. Individuals who believe they may be ill with COVID-19 should not present to donate until they are symptom free for 14 days and feeling well and healthy.
Friendly reminder to all donors to complete Rapidpass, as it will assist greatly with the electronic check-in process. It can only be done the day of the drive, and you can access it here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass.html