Give Back & Donate: Blood Drive at the SUMMIT YMCA

In partnership with the American Red Cross, the Y is hosting a blood drive at the SUMMIT YMCA on Sunday, September 25, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. 

 


SUMMIT YMCA

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - NO WALK-INS (Details below)
Sunday, September 25, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Interested donors are required to pre-schedule an appointment with American Red Cross here (Search by zip code and enter "07901"), then complete the RAPID PASS health screening prior to your appointment on September 25 to see if you're eligible to donate blood - no walk-ins will be accepted.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.



SAFETY FIRST

We understand why people may be hesitant to come out for a blood drive, but blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols. In addition to our standard procedures, you will notice the following at your local blood drive:

Enhanced Disinfecting
• Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, health history and refreshment areas.
• Blood donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer prior to using tablets and laptops.
• Donors beds will be sanitized between every donor. 

Social Distancing
• Implementation of separated drive set up to allow as much distance as possible between donors.

Blood Supply Protection
The Red Cross uses safety measures to protect the blood supply from all respiratory viruses including COVID-19. 

• In addition to the travel deferral, the health history screening also helps to protect the blood supply.
• Blood is only collected from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation.
• Preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub.
• Call back number, to connect with trained donor counselors, is provided if donor develops any symptoms of illness within the days following donation. Donations from such donors are immediately quarantined and not used.

For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.