Why A Blood Drive?
The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Living Hope Community Church is partnering with the American Red Cross to help meet this great need. Please join us on Sunday, April 5th from 10am-4pm!
WHO CAN DONATE BLOOD?
Everyone ages 17 years and older are eligible to donate as an adult. Students who are 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more can donate with a signed parental consent form (parent does not need to be present) and a picture school ID or drivers license. Click here for a student guide and parental consent form.
Eligability is based on medications, vaccinations, general health, travel outside the U.S., medical conditions & treatments, lifestyle & life events, sexually transmitted diseases & more.You can check your eligibility regarding the following by clicking here for more info.
Two types of blood donations available:
Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of 'whole blood' is given.
Power Red: A Power Red donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
Giving blood is considered an essential community service as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration have all issued statements encouraging blood donation for those who are well. Blood drives also have the highest standards of safety and infection control. For more information, click here.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
1. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT (Enter "LIVINGHOPE" if sponsor code is requested) and select the date.
*We have now added a 2nd day to donate blood on Monday, April 6.
2. Click "See Times" and choose a time slot & the type of donation (Blood or Power Red).
3. Create an account to complete the appointment.
WHAT WILL THE DONATION PROCESS BE LIKE?
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but can make a big difference in the lives of others. On the morning of the donation, Sunday, April 5, please fill out the RapidPass® Pre-Registration form online. The donation process will take place in the Main Hall and from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average. Click here for full step by step description of the blood donation process.
*We have now added a 2nd day to donate blood on Monday, April 6. Or for assistance with finding an open time spot, please contact Esther Do at firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVING HOPE FAQS
1. If I am at church to give blood, can I sit in the worship service?
Unfortunately, we would ask that donors come into the building only for the purpose of donating blood. The worship service can be viewed online during 9:30 and 11:30 and will stay on our youtube account after.
2. Are we allowed to give blood during the "Stay at Home" order?
Yes, this is a life saving essential activity that all levels of government allows and encourages.
3. Can non-Living Hope people donate blood?
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements laid out by the Red Cross.
4. Do you need volunteers?
We have enough volunteers at the moment.
5. Can I donate if I've been out of the country for Compass, STEP, or on vacation?
You can still donate if you have traveled outside of the US and Canada. But there are a few locations where it will be required that you wait 1 year from the time you stepped back into the US in order to donate. Please have your travel dates and destinations with you during your pre-screening process. You can use this form and bring it with you. You can also call 866-236-3276 to speak with an eligibility specialist about your travel.
6. Further Questions?
Please email Esther Do at Admin@livinghopecc.org for more information.