Bryan Rotary is Partnering with the American Red Cross on November 12, 2020 to host a blood drive. 
 
The American Red Cross urges healthy individuals to donate blood and give a patient something to be extra thankful for this year.
  • Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to keep the blood supply stable.
  • Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, and the COVID-19 pandemic may further impact donations. Your donation can give a hospital patient something to be extra thankful for this year.
  • The Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. As part of this effort, plasma from standard blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions.
  • There aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. You can help by encouraging others to sign up to donate.
  • Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive.
    • Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
    • Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.
    • Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
    • Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients.
  • Save time with RapidPass®. Complete your pre-donation reading and health history at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or with the Blood Donor App before your appointment.
  • Eligibility questions? Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
YOU CAN HELP!
  • Encourage friends and family who have never donated blood to give at your drive and help sustain the blood supply. 
  • Post the messages below to social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Nextdoor, and ask your committee members and donors to share:
  • We're all in this together. The Red Cross needs your help to ensure enough blood is on the shelves for patients in need this holiday season. If you're healthy & well, join us. Sign up now: rcblood.org/appt
Sponsors