Be a hero! Blood Donations Needed During COVID Pandemic
Thank you to everyone who donated at the Village’s blood drive! The spring blood drive collected 146 pints of blood, with the potential to save up to 438 lives! Donations are still needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are upcoming events scheduled through May to help support this need.
"Be a Hero" Blood Drives!
To help ensure blood donations, additional blood drives will take place at 24 Yorktown Center:
- Wed., May 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., June 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Wed., June 10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Wed., June 17 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Yorktown)
- Wed., June 17, 1:30 - 7 p.m. (First Church of Lombard, Hatfield Hall)
If you feel ill, it is advised that you stay home and reschedule your appointment for a later date. Healthy individuals are encouraged to keep their appointments and will undergo the health screening process prior to their donation. For more information on COVID-19 as it relates to blood, visit the American Association of Blood Banks website www.aabb.org. For general information on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov.
Safety Precautions and Social Distancing While Donating Blood
Blood donation is considered an essential activity and is exempt from the Stay-at-Home Mandate that is currently in place for Illinois. Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. These measures include prescreening both staff and donors for COVID-19 symptoms, including taking donors’ temperature, complying with social distancing with beds six feet apart and/or separated by a partition, wiping down surface areas and beds after each donation, and providing only packaged snacks and drinks. Versiti staff members are following many new safety measures to ensure donor safety, as well as their own.
Save The Date for Upcoming 2020 Blood Drives
- June 17
- September 9
- November 11