Wednesday, Apr 22 at 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6401 Westwind Way
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Location – Inside Gymnasium
6401 Westwind Way Crestwood, Ky. 40014 (Across from Gustavo’s Restaurant in Crestwood)
Wednesday: April 22, 2020 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
http://redcrossblood.org sponsor code: JCLDS
This is the information we had received about donating blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giving blood is safe, the Red Cross is asking those who have traveled to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy and South Korea not to donate for a month after their trip, and for people diagnosed with COVID-19 (or who have had contact with a person suspected to have the virus) to postpone donating for a month. “But that’s just out of an abundance of caution,” says Hrouda. “There are no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion.”
Workers are also taking people’s temperatures before they enter blood drives (not after they get inside, the typical practice), Hrouda says. Donors are placed farther apart from one another. “We already had a very tight cleaning process, but we’re cleaning everything down between every donor and making sure our staff wears appropriate PPE [personal protective equipment],” he says.