Lombard’s Spring Blood Drive hosted at several locations: Be a hero! Donations needed during COVID pandemic
Lombard’s annual spring blood drive will take place on Wednesday, April 15. Residents wishing to donate are reminded that each donation can save up to three lives and that there is a need for donations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The drive will take place from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at 24 and 42 Yorktown Center, in the Yorktown Convenient Center, in the north end of the Yorktown Shopping Center parking lot. The blood drive will continue from 1 – 7 p.m. in the field house at Glenbard East High School (1014 Main Street), in the gym at the B.R. Ryall YMCA (49 Deicke Dr in Glen Ellyn), and in the Large Gym at Ackerman Park (800 Charles Rd., in Glen Ellyn). Village Hall and municipal buildings remain closed to the public. Donors may sign up for appointments at www.versiti.org/IL or email Camille from Versiti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Safety Precautions and Social Distancing While Donating Blood
Blood donation is considered an essential activity and is exempt from the Stay-at-Home Mandate that is currently in place for Illinois. Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. These measures include prescreening both staff and donors for COVID-19 symptoms, including taking donors’ temperature, complying with social distancing with beds six feet apart and/or separated by a partition, wiping down surface areas and beds after each donation, and providing only packaged snacks and drinks. Versiti staff members are following many new safety measures to ensure donor safety, as well as their own.
Additional Blood Drives
To help ensure blood donations, additional blood drives will take place in the coming weeks at 24 Yorktown Center:
- Wed., April 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., At both 24 & 42 Yorktown Center
- Thurs., April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tues., April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., May 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., May 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., May 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., May 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you feel ill, it is advised that you stay home and reschedule your appointment for a later date. Healthy individuals are encouraged to keep their appointments and will undergo the health screening process prior to their donation. For more information on COVID-19 as it relates to blood, visit the American Association of Blood Banks website www.aabb.org. For general information on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov.
Save The Date for Upcoming 2020 Blood Drives
- June 17
- September 9
- November 11