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Red Cross Blood Drive

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make a pre-Christmas gift to someone in need!
 
During the busy holiday season, blood donations fall off, but the need does not. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
 
First Free is continuing to support the American Red Cross by hosting blood drives on December 17th and 18th from 1 – 6 pm in the Activity Center where healthy individuals are invited to give blood. 
 

Please make an appointment to give at redcrossblood.org.

The Red Cross is following enhanced safety protocols to ensure the safety of donors and staff.
 
BONUS! Givers ages 16-24 who come to give blood Oct. 17 – Dec. 17, 2020 will automatically receive a $10 e-gift card by email.
 
 
ANTIBODY TESTS:
All blood, platelet, and plasma donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. 
 

Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 Antibody testing:

  • The COVID-19 antibody test used by the Red Cross 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 is not testing to diagnose an illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. Individuals who believe they may be ill with COVID-19 should not present to donate until they are symptom-free for 28 days.
  • The blood donation process will not change — donations will be tested using samples obtained at the time of donation. There will be no charge to donors.
  • Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days of their donation through the Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.
  • Donors need to have a successful donation to receive the COVID-19 antibody test results. Per standard donation procedure, only successful donations are sent to our laboratory for testing.
 

 
 

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Date:
December 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm