Blood supplies remain critically low due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help increase the supplies, the Town has partnered with the Red Cross and Carolina Courts to host a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carolina Courts (240 Chestnut Parkway). To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code IndianTrail or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
According to the Red Cross, blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood if they are able. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols. In addition to their standard procedures, they have established enhanced safety features, including:
- Pre-Donation Donor Temperature Screening before entering the blood drive
- Enhanced Disinfecting
- Social Distancing
- Hand Sanitizer
- All staff members will have a temperature check before presenting to work
- Increased Educational Materials
- Donor educational materials on COVID-19
If you are in good health, please consider donating.
The American Red Cross will also be doing no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing on all donations. Learn more about antibody testing at https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/covid-19-antibody-testing.html.
We would like to thank the American Red Cross for their partnership and Carolina Courts for hosting the event.