One Blood, Blood Drive at PBS

Join us December 11th from 7:00am-12:00pm

We would like to encourage individuals who want to donate to sign-up for an appointment to facilitate social distancing requirements and will help keep things moving the day of.
Students who wish to donate must be at least 16 years old and submit a parent permission form (which will be scanned and kept for documentation prior to the blood drive).
Any student, parent, or family member that donates blood may log (1) Ambassador Hour per pint of blood donated. 

Social Distance Protocol:

We are regulated by FDA and we have social distance protocol in place, to ensure our donor and staff safety:

Safety

Safety of the blood supply, our donors, team members and blood recipients are OneBlood’s top priorities.

It is safe to donate blood.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols

  • OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
  • Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
  • At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:
  • Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.
  • Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
  • Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
  • Conducting donor mini-physicals, including temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
  • Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
  • As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.
  • Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.

 

Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Centers

  • At blood drives, only a certain number of people will be permitted on the bus at any one time. This will be tailored to your location based on appointments and how we can call them to the bus
  • At our donor centers, donors can wait in the donor center, but will need to maintain a safe distance between other donors or they can wait in their car and they will be called when it is their turn to donate.