Blood Drive – Calling All Heroes!!!

The need for blood in our region is currently staggering.

Our blood drive will be safe

We will be in a large area, spread out, and only a few people will be served at a time. Everyone will be screened upon check-in. Facial masks are required. Appointments only (contact [email protected]). Those in high-risk categories for developing the coronavirus infection will not be eligible to donate. For more information, please email Brandi Fry.

Date:  Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Appointment Required)  – Click here to schedule directly with Vitalant (our blood bank).

Location: Old nursing home next to Newport Community Hospital (check-in entrance is through the main doors); 714 W. Pine St., Newport WA

Other facts:

  • Only healthy people are encouraged to give blood.
  • Donors must be feeling well and free of respiratory illness symptoms to be eligible to donate.
  • Masks are required.
  • Donors’ temperatures will be taken upon check-in.
  • We use social distancing measures to keep donors and staff safe.
  • We are not taking donations from people who meet at-risk criteria for coronavirus infection.
  • Staff wear gloves and personal protective gear; they wipe down donor-touched areas using a disinfectant.
  • Staff use sterile, single-use collection sets for each donor; they scrub the donor’s arm for 30 seconds before the collection.
  • Staff who don’t feel well are required to stay home.

Blood donation and COVID-19 antibodies:

Vitalant is performing antibody testing  for COVID-19 in addition to the normal battery of tests that are run for a donated unit of blood. After 2 weeks, the donor can login to their donor account in E-donor to see whether the unit of blood they donated has a positive or negative result for COVID-19 antibodies. The information is confidential and will not be shared. For more information visit: www.Vitalant.org/antibodytest