We’ll be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 to 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The summer months have a particularly high need for blood, and a number of blood drives have had to be cancelled over the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, so supplies are down. If you can give please sign up to do so at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FirstPresbyterianMarion or 1-800-733-2767.
The Red Cross will be screening donors, staff, and volunteers, following best safety practices, and sanitizing the space to make for as safe a giving experience and environment as possible. Please come out and give the gift of life!
The American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies to help provide our valued donors insight into whether they may have been exposed to this coronavirus.
• The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.
• We recognize that individuals and public health organizations desire more information about COVID-19, and as an organization dedicated to helping others, the Red Cross is fortunate to be able to help during this pandemic.
• Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through our Red Cross Blood Donor App or on our donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.