Michigan PLEASE Donate Blood During The Covid-19 Outbreak
Right now, the country is facing a SEVERE blood and plasma shortage. Blood drives have been cancelled. Folks are sheltering in place.
But the demand is high for blood and plasma. And they need your help.
PLEASE watch the above video and find out about the 5 Things You Need To Know about donating blood during the coronavirus outbreak.
“You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.”
U.S. Surgeon General
Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. (Red Cross)
During this uncertain time, we encourage individuals to keep scheduled blood, platelet or AB Elite plasma donation appointments and to make new donation appointments for the weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply throughout this pandemic. (Red Cross)
On behalf of CSL Plasma, we want to assure you that your health and safety is our top priority. To protect your health, it has always been our practice to maintain high health standards and routine disinfection practices. Our janitorial crews clean the center thoroughly every night. We use an EPA approved, hospital-grade disinfectant throughout the building. This goes beyond the standard CDC guidelines. To help do our part to stop the spread the virus, we have enhanced our daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures to protect you and do our part to stop the spread of the virus. (CSL Plasma)