Where Healthy Meets Hero
Safety while Donating
- All TBC staff are wearing masks. Face coverings are recommended to wear while donating, but are required in some areas. Please follow your city/state’s requirements on face coverings.
- Donors are encouraged to make an appointment BEFORE the blood drive to better control social distancing.
- The Blood Connection staff is limiting the number of people on blood mobiles and at inside set ups.
- Donors are being asked to practice social distancing and stay 6 feet apart when possible.
- If there is a wait at a blood drive, donors may be asked to wait in their cars. After check-in and registration with a TBC recruiter, donors will be notified when a space is open for them.
- Staff is taking extra cleaning precautions to clean surfaces after every donor. Donating blood is considered an “essential civic duty” during a pandemic because blood donations are vital to all communities.
“The impacts on the blood supply from COVID-19 will only be as bad as this community allows it to be. If those who are feeling healthy donate now and encourage others to do the same, there could be little to no impact, and communities’ blood supplies will remain resilient and self-sustaining. Maintaining a sustainable community blood supply is the responsibility and the privilege of the healthy individuals in that community. Now more than ever, express yourself as an upstanding community hero and be the one to answer the call to help. We need you now. It’s up to you.”