1 pm - 6 pm Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 AM
Please remember to mark Thursday, September 24, on your calendars for the next blood drive that the Red Cross will be holding at our church. The blood drive will run from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. in the parish hall that day, with extra precautions taken in response to the coronavirus. The American Red Cross has a higher than usual need for donors right now. Between March and June of 2020, COVID-19 closures resulted in the cancellation of 37,000 blood drives and hundreds of thousands of donation appointments. While the supply of donated blood has substantially diminished, the need for blood has remained constant. Donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for medical patients.
Due to COVID-19, our fall blood drive sign-up process will be slightly different. Donors are asked to sign up for an appointment using the Red Cross online scheduling system at www.redcrossblood.org, or by contacting Audrey Murray (612-968-2108; ). As usual, we need volunteers to register donors and serve refreshments. To volunteer, please contact Audrey (612-968-2108; ).
Remember, if you are a regular Red Cross donor, you must allow 56 days between donations, so if you donated blood after July 30, you will not be able to donate on September 24th. For answers to further questions relating to donating blood, call the Red Cross at 1-855-210-1278.