As you may know, during this pandemic the demand for blood is as high as ever, and due to drive cancellations there is a shortage.  To help out, Advent is teaming up with the Red Cross and UNC Charlotte to host a summer blood drive in Orinson Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday June 17th.  Now all we need is for anyone that can donate to step up and schedule an appointment.  Many have asked what can we do during the pandemic, and here is an opportunity for those that are able and willing to donate blood.  We had a great turnout from Advent last summer, and we hoping for the same this summer

The Red Cross has established enhanced blood donation protocols to ensure the safety of donors, staff, and volunteers including temperature checks, masks, distancing, and cleaning.  Also, shortages due to canceled blood drives have prompted the American Red Cross to offer to test all donations for coronavirus antibodies.  Anyone who donates at this drive will have their blood tested for coronavirus antibodies. The antibody tests, authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be performed on samples taken during donation, and results should be available within seven to 10 days.  Also, all donors will receive a digital $5 Amazon Gift Card that will be emailed after your donation. 

If you plan to participate in this important drive, I want to encourage you to MAKE A RESERVATION now.  You can also go to the Red Cross website and in the donate blood section type in UNCC, the sponsor code for this drive.  Walk-in donations will be welcomed too, of course, but a reserved time shortens the wait and helps our host better plan for the number of donors.   

Also, you can use Rapid Pass on the day event to shorten the on-site registration process. See www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass for details.

Thanks in advance for your consideration. 

For questions please contact Keith Wassum (knwassum@bellsouth.net or 704.301.5629)

Help us make a difference by helping someone who needs our blood donations. 

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