Because the need for blood donations will be at a critical level here in the next few weeks, we are coordinating an EDGE District blood drive with One Blood.
The Big Red Bus will be in the district at a date TBA between April 1-10 – we're awaiting confirmation and will update you via email and social media.
Who should donate?
All those who are not ill or experiencing symptoms are encouraged to donate blood.
Will this be a safe environment for donors? YES.
One Blood follows very stringent CDC guidelines to maintain a safe, sanitized environment, which includes screening donors, required social distancing both in and outside of the bus, disinfecting between donations, and other measures.
Does COVID-19 contaminate the blood
(for example, if a donor is infected but shows no symptoms and doesn't know it)?
There is no evidence that the virus is transmitted by blood, and in general,
respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood.
Stay tuned for the date of the drive!