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3/23/2020 3:28:00 PM
Blood Supply Is Critically Short

Lincoln Herald Staff
lh@lincolnherald.net


As workplaces, college campuses and schools temporarily close or urge remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the impacts are being felt throughout the community and even the blood supply. Right now, the American Red Cross has a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations at these locations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

The Red Cross has implemented new measures to make sure blood drives and donation centers are even safer for donors and staff, including:
•Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy.
•Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
•Spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between blood donors.
•Increasing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment.

At each blood drive and donation center, Red Cross employees already follow thorough safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of infection, including:
•Wearing gloves and changing gloves with each donor.
•Routinely wiping down donor-touched areas.
•Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
•Preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub.

There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus including this coronavirus worldwide.

Red Cross Bloodmobile visits are planned for:

Pharr Family YMCA
208 Main St.
McAdenville
Wednesday March 25th
& Thursday March 26th
12:00 noon - 4:30 PM
both days

Wal-Mart
401 N. Generals Blvd.
Lincolnton
Sunday March 29th
11:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Westport Baptist Church
2372 Lakeshore Road South
@ NC16-business
Denver
Monday March 30th
3:00 - 7 :00 PM

Giving blood is truly giving the gift of life for those who need it. If you are healthy and able, consider giving blood at one of these locations during the coming week.



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