The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While there is no evidence that this coronavirus or any respiratory illness can be transmitted through a blood transfusion, out of the abundance of caution, we are taking actions to help ensure the safety of our donors, recipients, volunteers, staff and the blood supply.
The Red Cross is asking that individuals postpone their donation for 28 days following:
o Travel to China, Hong Kong, Macau, as Iran, Italy and South Korea;
o Diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has or is suspected to have the virus.
The Red Cross is Implementing
- Pre-Donation Donor Temperature Screening
- Enhanced Disinfecting
- Social Distancing
- Increased Educational Materials
As The Red Cross closely monitors the coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, it urgently needs blood drives to run as planned and blood donors of all types to give now to prevent any potential shortages during this public health emergency.
The OKC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., urgently asks the community and Divine 9 to join us as we host a Blood Drive during this critical time in partnership with the American Red Cross on
Saturday, April 11, 2020.
The Blood Drive is scheduled from 9:30am until 3:30pm in the parking lot of ICE
Event Center located at 1148 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
Please sign up at www.redcrossblood.org
type in sponsor code “DST1913” for a time that fits your schedule.