IPNA and Trolley Barn Blood Drive

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak.  Accordingly, IPNA and the Trolley Barn are co-hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE
To schedule an appointment to donate badly needed blood, go to redcrossblood.org (https://www.redcrossblood.org/) and use the sponsor code THETROLLEYBARN. 
To protect us donors, the Red Cross is following these safety procedures, some of which are standard and some heightened:
  • Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process
  • Spacing beds to follow social distancing practices between blood donors 
  • Increasing enhanced disinfecting of all surfaces and all equipment
  • Routinely wiping down donor-touched areas
  • Wearing gloves and changing gloves with each donor 
  • Using sterile collection sets for every donation
  • Preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub 
You can find an infographic on the Red Cross safety precautions at bit.ly/redcrossprecautions. You can read a letter from the Red Cross medical director at bit.ly/redcrossletter
Please consider donating blood. If you have questions or concerns, you may direct them to Jim Abbot, [email protected] or 404-281-0638. Thank you. 
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