Metro To Host American Red Cross Blood Drive May 6-7 (ALL APPOINTMENT SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED!)
We are excited to announce that Metro has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on May 6th and 7th at our Edwardsville campus as part of our “How Can I Help” Campaign.
The blood drive will take place both days between 10am and 4pm in the Metro Community Church lobby. Donations will be scheduled by appointment only, in order to ensure social distancing is maintained and proper precautions are implemented.
In addition, the American Red Cross and Metro will be implementing every safety measure possible in order to keep donors, staff, and volunteers safe. Some of these measures include: face masks provided and worn by ALL staff and volunteers, daily temperature checks for staff, volunteers, and donors, and personal protective equipment changed in between each donor.
Donors may also wait in their cars and will be alerted via text when their appointment is beginning.
“Red Cross employees are trained in universal precautions to help prevent the spread of any type of infection,” the organization stated. “At each blood drive, our staff follow thorough safety protocols, including routinely wiping down areas and using sterile collection sets for every donation. Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve implemented additional donor screening and site-specific protections, and will always put the safety of our volunteer partners and staff first.”
We want to encourage the Metro community to donate, if they are able. The American Red Cross helps countless numbers of people worldwide, as well as within our communities, and your donation will save lives.
“Every day, blood transfusions help revive patients who might not otherwise survive,” said Pampee Young, American Red Cross Chief Medical Officer. “I have seen the relief in a loved one's eyes when told that a blood transfusion saved their child, parent or grandparent.”
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter "MetroCommunity" to schedule an appointment.