Winter Blood Drive: January 10, 2023
The Village’s Annual Winter Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The blood drive will take place from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the lower level of Yorktown outside of Von Maur. The blood drive will then move locations to the First Church of Lombard Fellowship Hall, at 220 S. Main Street, from 1:30 - 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Visit www.villageoflombard.org/blooddrives for more information.
Please remember it takes only an hour to be a hero and save a life- donating blood is safe, simple and saves lives. Be a hero – donate blood.
If you feel ill, it is advised that you stay home and reschedule your appointment for a later date. Healthy individuals are encouraged to keep their appointments and will undergo the health screening process prior to their donation. For more information on COVID-19 as it relates to blood, visit the American Association of Blood Banks website www.aabb.org. For general information on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov.
FDA Guidance Update
Based on recently amended FDA guidance, Versiti is now accepting donors who spent time in certain European countries between 1980 and 2001. This means that many of those individuals who were ineligible to donate previously may now be eligible. Including those who:
- Spent time in the United Kingdom from 1980-1996
- Spent time in France & Ireland from 1980-2001
- Were U.S. Military personnel that were stationed in Europe
- Received a blood transfusion in the United Kingdom, France, or Ireland from 1980-present.
Safety Precautions and Social Distancing While Donating Blood
Blood donation is considered an essential activity. Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. These measures include prescreening both staff and donors for COVID-19 symptoms, including taking donors’ temperature, complying with social distancing with beds six feet apart and/or separated by a partition, wiping down surface areas and beds after each donation, and providing only packaged snacks and drinks. Versiti staff members are following many new safety measures to ensure donor safety, as well as their own.