Thank you to everyone who donated at this year’s Summer Blood Drive on June 17th at Yorktown and at the First Church of Lombard! Because of you, 81 units of blood were collected, with the potential to save up to 243 lives!
To help meet the needs of blood donation shortages during the COVID-19 global pandemic, additional blood drives will take place at 24 Yorktown Center:
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.
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.