Your help is essential to the blood supply!

On Saturday, January 29th, take a little of your time and save lives in our

community and across the country.

Your health is important to us!

Did you know, donating blood has many health benefits for the donor?

  • – You’ll receive a free wellness checkup

  • – You may be less likely to have a heart attack

  • – Donating can keep your iron level balanced

  • – You can learn your blood type

Safety

Safety of the blood supply, our donors, team members, and blood recipients are OneBlood’s top priorities.

It is safe to donate blood.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

As a way to say “Thank you” to each Blood Drive will receive

A $20-e-gift card and t-shirt

*Beginning August 1, 2021, OneBlood is requiring all donors to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status.

OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols

  • OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
  • Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
  • At every blood drive and donor center, OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:
  • Wearing medical gloves for blood collection.
  • Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant. This includes donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff, and hemoglobin sensors.
  • Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
  • Conducting donor mini physicals, including temperature checks to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
  • Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
  • As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28-days upon returning to the United States.
  • Team members who are sick or not feeling well, do not report to work.
  • At blood drives, only a certain number of people will be permitted on the bus at any one time. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus. They will be called when it is their turn to donate blood.
  • We ask everyone to hydrate well and bring an ID
  • While we are accepting walk-ins, we encourage donors to make online appointments at oneblood.org. This will further assist with social distancing efforts and help with donor flow.

Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Centers

Appointments Encouraged

We value our partnership and thank you for your dedication and commitment to saving lives.

Sincerely,

Mike Rogers

Senior Vice President, Donor Operations

FOR ALL DONORS ON SATURDAY, 1/29/22,

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP…